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  Shavonte Zellous
Shavonte Zellous

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, FL

High School:
Jones

Height:
5-10

Position:
G

Birthdate:
08/28/1986

Experience:
3L

09/22/2013

Former Pitt Star Zellous Named WNBA Most Improved Player

Zellous Receives 30 of 39 Possible Votes

2008-09 Outlook
Shavonte Zellous has been named to the preseason Wade Watch list... Pitt's leading scorer the last two seasons and is on pace to score 2,000 points in her career...she would be the first Pitt player in 17 years to reach the milestone.

Junior Season* (2007-08)
Zellous earned her second All-Big East first team nod and was named to numerous all-star lists during the season...named a midseason candidate for the prestigious Naismith Trophy...named to the Spokane All-Region team -- the only player on the team not in the final...averaged 20.0 points per game in the NCAA Tournament...was the ESPN Player of the Game for the win over Baylor...named CSTV SIRIUS Player of the Game in the win against West Virginia with 29 points and five assists...had her third 30-point game in the last four with 30 points against Providence...scored a career-high 32 points in the win at Cincinnati...scored 26 points in Pitt's win over Syracuse giving her five consecutive 20-point games...named Big East Player of the Week after dropping 31 points at No. 15-ranked DePaul...ESPNU Player of the Game against DePaul on Jan. 6...named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll after her performance at the Wagner Holiday Classic...had her sixth 20-point game of the season with 20 against Wagner...led the team to victory with 26 points against James Madison...scored 23 points against Duquesne and had a season-best nine rebounds...named to the Big East Honor Roll after scoring 21 against Ohio and 17 against Duke...scored 21 points and added a season-high eight rebounds in win over Ohio...named Big East Player of the Week (Dec. 3) for her performance against Maryland, Harvard and Marshall...named to the All-Tournament Team of the Fifth Third Classic scoring 14 and 18 points respectively against Harvard and Marshall...scored her 1,000th career point on the road at Marshall with an 18-point day...scored a season-high 30 points at Maryland with 26 of those coming in the second half...came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points in just 18 minutes at Mount St. Mary's...scored 16 points, 14 in the second half, against Charlotte...named to the Preseason All-Big East team.

Sophomore Season* (2006-07)
Shavonte Zellous was named the Big East Most Improved Player, starting all 33 games...earned a spot on the All-Big East first team...contributed 18 points and six rebounds in second round of NCAAs vs. Tennessee...scored 17 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. James Madison...led the Panthers with 28 points, hitting 12 of 12 from the free throw line vs. Cincinnati in Big East Tournament...scored a team-high 25 points in win over DePaul...led the team with 25 points in the win over Cincinnati...scored 17 points in the first half and ended with that total in win at USF...led the team with 23 points and six assists in win over Villanova...named to Big East Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 6...was just two shy of tying her career high with 29 points at Providence...led the team with 17 points in win over Notre Dame...scored 22 points in loss at Louisville...led the team with 25 points in win over South Florida...just missed a double-double at Syracuse with 19 points and nine rebounds in 40 minutes...scored 14 in loss to St. John's after starting the game 0-7...earned her second career double-double in win over No. 16 Marquette with 27 points and 10 rebounds...only player to score in double figures with 16 points at Rutgers...led the team in scoring vs. East Carolina (22) and Liberty (23) at the Caribbean Classic...returned from the injury to play 35 minutes and score 21 points at Ohio...scored 21 points in 28 minutes of play in win over Robert Morris, leaving early with an ankle injury...named Big East Player of the Week Nov. 28...named MVP of the Duck Invitational...scored 31 points in win over Boise State for the Duck Invitational title...hit the game-winning three-point shot with 1.8 seconds remaining in the win over Boise State...continued to add to her career totals, scoring 28 vs. Utah, including 17 straight points...again broke her career-high with 27 points at St. Bonaventure...scored 16 in the first half of the game at SBU...named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll on Nov. 20...dished out a season-high six assists in win at Duquesne...led the team with 22 points vs. Mount St. Mary's...scored a career-high 23 points in the win vs. Cal (Pa.)

Freshman Season* (2005-06)
Shavonte Zellous appeared in all 33 games, starting 23 at guard for Pitt...second on the team in blocks (26), while third in defensive rebounding (117), overall boards (187) and assists (81)...finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in the WNIT quarterfinal win over Virginia...registered her first double-double with 11 points and a season-best-tying 10 rebounds and seven assists in the WNIT victory over Mississippi...scored 11 points, pulled down four rebounds and a season-best four blocks in the WNIT first-round win over Delaware...tallied 11 points, five rebounds and two blocks in the Big East quarterfinal loss vs. DePaul...scored a season-high 17 points in her first Big East Championship game vs. Cincinnati, making seven of her nine field-goal attempts...hit a team-high and personal best 9-of-9 free throws for nine of her 11 points in 26 minutes in the win vs. West Virginia...drained the game-winning shot with one second on the clock, scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a thrilling win over Seton Hall...came off the bench to pull down eight rebounds for the second consecutive game, and dished out three assists vs. South Florida...had eight of the Panthers' team-best 58 rebounds in the loss to Louisville...scored 11 points, blocked two shots and grabbed six rebounds vs. Connecticut..posted her first double-digit rebounding effort in the win over USF, pulling down a game-high 10 in 25 minutes of action...made 5-of-10 shots from the field and finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals vs. DePaul ...poured in four points with four rebounds and three assists in her first career start vs. Pepperdine...pulled down nine rebounds in the Big East opener vs. Syracuse to go with six points (3-of-3 shooting)...scored 10 points ( 2-of-2 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free-throw line) in the home opener against Akron...tallied nine points, five rebounds and three assists in championship game of TD Banknorth Classic vs. Vermont.

*Shavonte Zellous was redshirted for the 2004-05 season.

High School
Zellous was a four-year captain and letterwinner for Jones High...led the Tigers to a 30-2 record and the state championship her senior year...was named MVP of the state tournament and finished the year averaging 15.5 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and five steals...also led the team to the district and regional championships as a senior...named MVP of the North-South All-Star game...earned all-state and all-metro accolades...McDonald's All-American nominee...also led Jones to a 30-2 record as a junior and a runner-up finish in the state tournament...averaged a career-best 16.2 points along with 15 rebounds, five assists and five steals in her junior campaign...was named the MVP of her AAU team...also a standout in track and field, was a four-year captain of the Tigers' track team...named track team MVP all four years of high school...district champion in the long jump as a junior...district and regional champion in the 100-meter dash as a junior...member of the championship 4x100-meter relay in 2003.

Personal
Shavonte Zellous was born on August 28, 1986...is the daughter of Tangela Allen...has one younger brother...undeclared major.