Duke Women's Basketball BIO
11 Chante Black
WNBA Draft: Selected with the 10th overall pick by the Connecticut Sun in the 2009 WNBA Draft became the sixth Blue Devil to be selected in the first round.
In The ACC Record Book: Ranked sixth all-time in blocked shots (261), tied for 11th in blocks per game (261) and 19th in rebounds (995).
In The Duke Record Book: Finished her career with 1,438 points, which is eighth all-time ... was eighth in field goals made (565), 10th in field goal percentage (52.9), seventh in free throws made (308), eighth in free throws attempted (451) ... ranks second all-time in rebounds (995) and blocks (261) ... holds fifth place in rebounding average with 7.3 boards per game ... with 81 career double-figure scoring games, she is seventh all-time ... notched a Duke freshman record 260 rebounds ... her 260 boards ranked as the 10th-best single-season output in school history ... collected 278 blocks as a senior to rank fourth on the single-season charts ... ranks fourth (81), fifth (69), seventh (65) and tied for 10th on the single season blocked shot lists.
Career: Just the third player in ACC history to register over 1,400 points, 900 rebounds and 250 blocked shots (Demaya Walker of Virginia and Dawn Royster of UNC) ... led Duke to a 112-24 overall record and a 45-11 ACC mark ... notched 26 double-doubles ... became the 24th player in Duke history to register 1,000 career points ... pulled down 27 rebounds over the first two games of her career to rank tied for first among freshmen in the first two games of their career ... her 11 games with double-figure rebounds and a career-high 16 rebounds versus Clemson broke Duke freshman records ... led Duke to the NCAA Elite Eight as a freshman, National Championship game as a sophomore, redshirted during Duke’s NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance in 2006-07, led Duke to the NCAA Sweet 16 as a junior and the NCAA Tournament second round as a senior.
As a Senior (2008-09): Started all 33 games, while collecting Associated Press Third Team All-America, USBWA All-America, John R. Wooden Award finalist, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, All-ACC Defensive Team, and First Team All-ACC accolades ... named State Farm Region II Finalist, DePaul Invitational All-Tournament team, and Women of Troy Classic MVP ... Duke Student-Athlete of the Week twice (Jan. 23 and Nov. 21) ... ACC Player of the Week twice (Dec. 22 and Nov. 17) ... recorded 10 double-doubles and had 31 double-figure scoring games ... opened the season with a career-high 28 points to go along with 10 rebounds and four blocks against 14th-ranked Oklahoma State ... she also hit 13-of-17 field goals ... in the ACC stats, ranked 10th in the ACC in scoring (14.2), sixth in rebounding (8.4), ninth in field goal percentage (48.6), 15th in free throw percentage (72.5) and third in blocked shots (2.1) ... scored double-figures for the first 27 games, which ranked second in Duke’s record books ... in the NCAA stats, ranked 91st in rebounding, 34th in blocks and 60th in field goal percentage.
As a Junior (2007-08): Started all 35 contests, while earning Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors ... was named to the Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament team ... State Farm All-America finalist ... All-ACC second team ... named to the John R. Wooden Award top 20 and Naismith top 30 lists for National Player of the Year ... Paradise Jam All-Tournament team ... Duke Student-Athlete of the Week (Dec. 7) ... ranked 26th nationally in blocked shots (2.3) and 40th in field goal percentage (52.5) ... collected nine double-doubles ... posted double-figure scoring in 30 contests ... in the ACC stats, ranked 15th in scoring (14.1), fifth in field goal percentage (52.5), 13th in rebounding (7.1) and third in blocked shots (2.3) ... in ACC games only, ranked 18th in scoring (13.9), sixth in rebounding (8.1), sixth in field goal percentage (52.9) and second in blocks (2.9) ... totaled 81 blocks, which ranked fourth on Duke’s single season list.
(2006-07): Redshirted the entire season due to a knee injury suffered in preseason practice.
As a Sophomore (2005-06): Saw action in 34 contests, while starting 12 games ... earned Surf’N Slam All-Tournament team accolades after averaging 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and hitting 55.0 percent of her field goals ... ranked 46th nationally with 1.9 blocks per contest ... averaged 7.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and hit 54.0 percent of her field goals on the year ... notched four games with 10 or more rebounds and two double-doubles ... in the ACC stats, ranked 18th in rebounding (6.1), fourth in blocks (1.91) and seventh in field goal percentage (54.0).
As a Freshman (2004-05): Started the first two games of the season before injuring her ankle and missing two contests ... an All-ACC Freshman Honorable Mention selection ... averaged 6.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists in 34 games ... her 7.6 rebounds ranked fourth in the ACC, while her 1.4 blocks was sixth ... earned All-ACC Tournament second team honors after averaging 9.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks ... had 11 games with 10 or more rebounds ... registered five double-doubles ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week on Feb. 14 after leading Duke to a 60-49 victory at 19th-ranked Maryland with eight points, 13 rebounds and four blocks.
Prior To Duke: As a senior at East Forsyth, averaged 19.8 points, 16.3 rebounds, 4.8 blocks and 4.2 assists ... Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year ... played in the McDonald’s All-America game scoring two points, grabbing four rebounds and posting two blocks ... scored two points and had two rebounds in the WBCA All-America game ... selected winner of the 2004 Winston-Salem Journal’s Mary Garber Award, given annually to the top female high school player in Northwest North Carolina ... named third team USA Today All-America, third team Parade All-America and honorable mention Slam Magazine All-America ... a finalist for the Naismith Prep Basketball Player of the Year ... ranked as the 11th-best prospect in the nation by Blue Star Report, 13th by All Game Sports and All-Star Girls Report ... collected 27 points, 19 rebounds and six blocks to lead East Forsyth to the 4A Section II title ... had 22 points and 22 rebounds in the sectional finals ... as a junior, averaged 20.5 points, 16.5 rebounds and 6.7 blocks ... named Street & Smith’s third team All-America, 4A Metro Player of the Year and second team All-State ... led East Forsyth to a 21-3 record ... a two-time Winston-Salem Journal All-Northwest team and 2001 and 2002 Street & Smith’s Honorable Mention All-America ... a Nike All-America ... competed in the USA Basketball Youth Developmental Festival ... as a sophomore, averaged 17.8 points and 14.1 rebounds, while being named conference Player of the Year ... attended three different schools as a freshman due to transportation problems ... started off at Reynolds and then transferred to Parkland after Christmas, before ending up at East Forsyth.
Personal: Full name is Chante L’amour Black ... born November 12, 1985, in Austin, Texas ... daughter of Mazie Black ... her mom, Mazie, is currently working in Saudi Arabia teaching fifth grade English ... member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students as a junior and senior and the honor roll each of her four years at East Forsyth ... received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biological anthropology & anatomy and women’s studies in May of 2008 and began obtaining a Bachelor of Science in biological anthropology & anatomy.