Duke Women's Basketball BIO
21 Joy Cheek
As a Senior (2009-10): Earned a starting spot in all 36 games ... Memphis Regional All-Tournament team ... selected to the All-ACC Tournament First Team and the All-ACC Third Team... recorded 18 double-figure scoring performances on the season ... posted the fourth double-double of her career against Charlotte, tallying 12 points and 13 rebounds ... became the 25th player in Duke history to reach 1,000 career points against Florida State ... scored a career-high 21 points against James Madison ... registered 14 points and six rebounds against San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament ... averaged 9.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.5 steals ... named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award and selected to the WBCA Want To Be A Coach Class of 2010.
As a Junior (2008-09): Started 16-of-33 contests ... started eight consecutive games during the heart of the ACC schedule ... averaged 8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game ... recorded one double-double against Maryland with 14 points and 11 rebounds ... collected 14 double figure games ... had a season-high four steals versus North Carolina.
As a Sophomore (2007-08): Earned the starting nod in 24-of-35 games played ... selected to the All-ACC Tournament second team ... Duke Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 17 ... averaged 9.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals ... hit 11-of-24 three-pointers for a 42.3 percentage ... started the final nine games of the season and 23 of the final 27 contests ... registered 17 games with double-figure scoring ... posted a double-double at Houston with 14 points and 10 rebounds ... hit eight of her 11 three-pointers in Cameron Indoor Stadium ... collected a career-high 19 points against Bucknell on 9-of-17 field goals.
As a Freshman (2006-07): Saw action in 33 of 34 contests, while averaging 5.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals ... honorable mention All-ACC Freshman selection ... ACC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 25 ... kicked off her collegiate career with a double-double against Northeastern with 12 points and 11 rebounds ... along with classmate Bridgette Mitchell, became the second and third freshmen in Duke history to notch a double-double in her first collegiate game ... posted a career-high 14 rebounds to go along with eight points against then fourth-ranked North Carolina.
Summer of 2005 (USA Youth Developmental Festival): Led the red team to a 3-2 record and won the bronze medal ... averaged 6.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in five games.
Prior To Duke: A McDonald's, Parade, Street & Smith's and EA Sports All-America as a senior ... posted career averages of 15.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals ... led her South Mecklenburg H.S. team to a 95-19 record over her four years ... all-time leading scorer with 1,770 points along with 992 rebounds ... averaged 17.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a senior ... hit 74.0 percent from the free throw line ... 2006 North Carolina Miss Basketball, Associated Press (AP) Player of the Year and Student Sports Prep NC4A Player of the Year ... in the McDonald's All-America game, had six rebounds, three points, two assists, one block and one steal in 22 minutes ... ranked 13th by All-Star Girls Report, 14th by Scout and 24th by Blue Star Report ... registered seven double-doubles and had a stretch of four straight 20-point games during the state playoffs ... led team to the school's first state championship in school history and the first in the county since 1986 ... three-time SW4A Conference Player of the Year, All-Mecklenburg County Player of the Year and Charlotte All-Observer first team ... NC4A State Championship MVP as a senior ... 2005 & 2006 AP All-State first team and Student Sports Prep NC4A All-State first team ... two-time Charlotte Observer Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Orlando Sentinel All-South Team ... Charlotte Weekly Player of the Year and first team All-City ... as a junior, averaged 18.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 blocks ... led her team to a 25-5 record and a state semifinal appearance ... collected six double-doubles ... two-time Dell Curry/Bojangles All-Tournament and N.C. Junior Olympic Team honoree in 2004 and 2005 ... USA Today Junior All-America, adidas Top Ten All-Star ... as a sophomore, averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals, while leading her squad to a 22-6 mark ... totaled seven double-doubles ... three-time MVP of her H.S. squad ... honorable mention AP All-State ... as a freshman, averaged 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds ... posted four double-doubles and hit the game-winner against Vance High ... named South Mecklenburg H.S. Newcomer of the Year ... Nike All-America Camp ... second team Charlotte All-Observer ... four-year member of the Honor Roll, Beta Club, Senior Class Council, President of the South Mecklenburg's National Society of Black Engineers
Personal: Full name is Joy Kristin Cheek ... born June 25, 1988, in Hyattsville, Md. ... daughter of Boris and Michele Cheek ... has one brother, Justin (17), and one sister, Jessica (22) ... her sister, Jessica, will graduate from Hampton University in December of 2009 ... her father, Boris, is an NFL official (field judge) and played collegiate basketball at Morgan State ... majored in public policy.Career:
Up Close with Cheek
The reason I picked my jersey number was...My dad wore it in college.
My future goals on the court and off are to... Play professionally, work in an urban school district on the school board, or coach on the collegiate level.
My secret food craving is... Sweets.
The reality TV shows I want to be on is... The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
My best off the court moment at Duke has been... Interning at the White House.
If I was president, the first things I would do are... Make the push for better health care and fix the public school system.
My favorite part of practice is... The offensive plays vs. the practice guys.
My favorite part of a game day is... The tip off. It’s a rush.
When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was... Tina Thompson.
My favorite class that I have taken at Duke is... Public Policy 109: Children, society and schools.