Rhonda Mapp

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Rhonda Mapp
Personal information
Born (1969-10-13) October 13, 1969 (age 52)
Asheville, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Asheville
(Asheville, North Carolina)
College NC State (1988–1992)
WNBA draft 1997 / Elite Draft
Selected by the Charlotte Sting
Position Center
Career history
1997–2000 Charlotte Sting
2001, 2003 Los Angeles Sparks

Rhonda Mapp (born October 13, 1969) is a former professional basketball player. She played 13 professional seasons, including time in Spain, Italy, France, Turkey, Israel, and Korea.


Expanded description

Rhonda Mapp was hired as the coach at Queen's Grant High School in Matthews, North Carolina. Queen's Grant is a charter school for students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County area and has an enrollment of about 500. Mapp led Asheville to a state-championship in 1987 and has her jersey (No. 51) retired at the school. She still holds the school record for rebounds in a season (514) and career (1,032). [1]

College career

A dominant low-post player, Rhonda Mapp was named to the first-team All-ACC squad in 1991 and 1992. Mapp helped lead the Wolfpack to a three-year record of 67-25 as well as NCAA Tournament appearances in 1989 and 1991. In 1991, she helped lead the Wolfpack to win the ACC Championship and was named to the first-team All-tournament team and shot 57.6 percent for the season State finished with a No. 7 final national ranking by the Associated Press and 10th by USA Today. In her final season in 1992, Mapp led the ACC in scoring (22.0) and rebounding (9.8) and finished her collegiate career with 1,553 points, which still ranks 10th on the Wolfpack career scoring list. She also ranks 5th at NC State in career scoring average (17.6), 9th in career field goals made (625), 4th in career field goal percentage (.578), 9th in rebounds (810) and 6th in career double-doubles (37). Played five seasons professionally in the WNBA with the Charlotte Sting (1997–99) and Los Angeles Sparks (2001, 2003). [2]

NC State statistics

Source [3]

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
1988-89NC State2941664.4%0.0%71.5%
1990-91NC State3254257.6%41.7%70.1%
1991-92NC State2759553.9%36.4%69.5%


Mapp was the third pick in the 1997 WNBA Elite Draft selected by the Charlotte Sting. [4] After four seasons in Charlotte, Mapp was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks along with E.C. Hill, in exchange for Allison Feaster and Clarisse Machanguana. Mapp averaged 10.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while playing in 109 of 122 games with the Sting. She helped the Sparks win the 2001 WNBA Championship, then missed the 2002 season, when they repeated as champions, because on unspecified personal reasons. In 2003, Mapp became the first player to be dismissed for violation of the league's anti-drug program. [5]

As a member of the Sting, she was a consistent scorer, her lowest point per game average in her four years at Charlotte being 9.5 ppg.

WNBA stats - per game averages

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold Career high°League leader

Regular season

1997 Charlotte 282325.4.492.500.7745.
1998 Charlotte 211421.7.506.100.7504.
1999 Charlotte 302626.3.500.111.7216.
2000 Charlotte 303028.5.460.364.8306.
2001 Los Angeles 30013.2.415.000.7502.
2003 Los Angeles 24410.6.500.000.5002.
Career6 years, 2 teams1639721.2.479.264.7684.


1997 Charlotte 1136.0.3331.0007.
1998 Charlotte 2232.5.571.0001.0007.
1999 Charlotte 4430.3.531.333.5387.
2001 Los Angeles 505.4.3331.
Career4 years, 2 teams12720.8.486.250.7004.


Personal life

Mapp has a father named Kenneth. In 1998, she founded the nonprofit Follow Your Dreams Inc. [7]

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