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Welcome Back Jantel Lavender `07!

Cleveland Central Catholic High School will retire the jersey of alumnus and WNBA superstar Jantel Lavender on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm. Lavender’s #42 jersey will be retired in a ceremony prior to the start of the Cleveland Central Catholic girls’ basketball game vs. Lake Catholic in the Saint Stanislaus Social Center.
While at CCC, Jantel compiled 1,978 points, 1,278 rebounds and 527 assists in four varsity seasons; became the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder as a junior and led the school to the 2007 Ohio Division III state title. She was selected as the Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year (2007). Jantel also played volleyball in high school
and was named all-state and all-league. Upon graduation from CCC, Jantel attended The Ohio State University where she played for the Buckeyes’ women’s basketball team. At OSU she was the only player to be selected Big Ten Conference Player of the Year four straight seasons. Jantel scored in double figures in each of her 136 games as a Buckeye, an NCAA record. When she graduated, she was OSU’s all-time scoring leader with 2,818 points. Her 1,422 rebounds is also a Big Ten record. Jantel was the fifth player taken in the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft, by the Los Angeles Sparks. In 2016, Jantel and her teammates were the WNBA Champions. That year she was
also named the WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year. She is currently a member of the Chicago Sky.
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