LaToya Bond
LaToya Bond

Urbana, Ill.

High School:
Urbana HS





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Bond Highlights

  • Kodak/WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • Consensus All-Big 12 First Team
  • All-Big 12 Defensive Team
  • Second-Round Selection (27th overall), WNBA Draft, Charlotte Sting

  • Summary: Was chosen in the second round of the WNBA Draft by the Charlotte Sting (27th overall) ... earned Kodak/WBCA All-America Honorable Mention accolades, becoming the eighth Tiger to be so honored ... was also a consensus All-Big 12 First Team selection, and was chosen by the league's coaches to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team. Among her numerous achievements were scoring a Mizzou Arena-record 34 points vs. Western Michigan on Dec. 29. She is one of only three players in Mizzou history - joining Hall of Famer Joni Davis and current Assistant Coach Kerensa Barr - to score 1,000 points and dish out 300 assists in a career.

    Senior Season (2005-06): Seventh-leading scorer in the Big 12 (17.2 ppg) was a workhorse this season, starting every game and playing 40 minutes five times ... has 13 20-point games, and three 30-point efforts, including a Mizzou Arena-record 34 vs. Western Michigan on Dec. 29 ... was named Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week twice this season by a media voting panel ... first time came on Jan. 9, following Mizzou's league-opening wins vs. Baylor and Kansas State; she also on Feb. 6 after sinking a buzzer-beater at Kansas State and pouring in 30 points against No. 8 Oklahoma ... is among the league leaders in eight different categories; she is third in the Big 12 in steals (2.03 spg) and free-throw percentage (83.2%), and fourth in 3-point percentage (38.9%) ... was the only guard among the Big 12's statistical leaders to make more than half of her shots from the field ... was named Most Valuable player of both of Mizzou's last two tournaments, at Pittsburgh and at home in the State Farm Tiger Classic ... in the Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Tournament, scored 22 points and made three treys against Towson before blocking a season-high four shots to go along with five assists and 14 points against the host Panthers ... scored 14 points against Arkansas Pine Bluff, then came back the next night to sink a season-high four 3-pointers on the way to 20 points against Murray State in the State Farm title game ... had the game-winning jumper in overtime of MU's Feb. 1 win at Kansas State ... surpassed a pair of milestones toward the end of that game; her jumper in the paint with 6:32 remaining in the second half not only began the decisive 16-2 run down the stretch that forced overtime, but it also was her 1,000th career point, making her the 24th player in school history to reach that milestone ... Bond now has 1,186 career points ... picked up her 300th career assist less than two minutes later when she fed Christelle N'Garsanet for another jumper in the paint ... now has 331 assists for her career, which puts her in fourth place in the Mizzou record books, and makes her the third Tiger (along with All-American Joni Davis and current assistant coach Kerensa Barr) to amass more than 1,000 points and 300 assists in a career.

    Junior Season (2004-05): Started all but one of the Tigers' games ... poured in a career-high 25 points in the opener against Northern Illinois on Nov. 19, including a career-best 12 free throws ... tied two personal records with nine assists and five steals against Providence on Nov. 27 ... in the first round of the State Farm Tiger Classic against Mississippi Valley State, scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out seven assists ... kept her hands in the cookie jar with five steals against SMS on Dec. 8 ... established a career high with nine field goals made in that game ... totaled 13 points and five steals at Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 31, beginning a tear in which she posted double-digit totals in seven out of eight games ... also during that stretch, tied a career high of eight rebounds twice, against Oklahoma State on Jan. 5 and Colorado on Jan. 18 ... nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Tigers a 58-55 win over Colorado on Feb. 9 for Mizzou's first win in Boulder since 1990 ... played one of her most complete games of the season on Feb. 12 against Texas A&M, with 14 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists ... established a career best with three treys against Iowa State on Feb. 23 ... has posted double-digit scoring totals in Missouri's last seven games ... third on the team in scoring at 11.9 ppg ... led team with 4.0 assists and 2.2 steals (good for third in the Big 12) per game ... also pulled down 4.9 rebounds a game to rank second on the squad.

    Sophomore Season (2003-04): Emerged in the pre-season as the heir to graduated all-everything Kerensa Barr at point guard, and averaged 12.2 ppg before breaking a bone in her left foot in Mizzou's victory over Saint Louis on Jan. 4 ... opened the season with three straight double-digit scoring performances, averaging 14.7 ppg over that span ... blocked a career-high two shots in Mizzou's win vs. Austin Peay on Nov. 28 ... tallied 11 points and five assists in the championship game of the Unilever Classic against Tulsa, beginning a five-game streak of double-digit point totals ... averaged 14.2 ppg during that streak ... recorded career-highs of 20 points and nine assists in the Tigers' win vs. Iowa on Dec. 30 ... set a career-high in rebounds in Mizzou's next outing, grabbing eight boards in the team's win over Miami (Ohio) ... dealt out five assists before going out in the Saint Louis game ... returned to the lineup against Baylor on Feb. 11, scoring nine points in 13 minutes off the bench ... played 43 of a possible 50 minutes in the Tigers' double-overtime thriller against Kansas State on Feb. 22, recording 11 points and four rebounds ... would rank among the Big 12 leaders in five different categories if she would have appeared in 75 percent of MU's games ... her 10.5 ppg ranks third on the Mizzou squad, while her 2.0 spg led the team.

    Freshman Season (2002-03): Averaged 3.2 points and 1.3 rebounds while working into the point guard rotation as a freshman ... had her breakout game at Savvis Center in St. Louis against her hometown's school, Illinois (12/21) ... was 5-of-7 from the field, including a runner as the halftime buzzer sounded, on her way to a season-high 11 points ... also had a season-high six rebounds in that contest ... added another 11-point outing vs. IUPUI (1/2) ... had a season-high four steals in that game as well ... made an impressive eight-point, three-steal debut at Southwest Missouri State (11/23), hitting three of her first four collegiate shots, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range ... had a 3-pointer in a key 14-0 run that put the Tigers up big before halftime, then added another second-half trey to put the game away ... made both of her 3-point attempts vs. SMU (11/29) ... had a season-high three assists vs. Austin Peay (12/7) ... saw action in all but two of MU's 31 games.

    High School: Earned Honorable Mention All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune her senior year at Urbana High School under head coach Aimee Smith ... set school record with 483 points (19.3 ppg) to lead the Tigers to a 24-5 record ... averaged 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 steals per contest ... shot a career-best 76.1 percent from the free-throw line ... also set career scoring average at 16.6 points per game while netting a school-record career total of 1,225 points ... as a junior, averaged 15.3 points per game and made better than 60 percent of shots ... team went 24-4 and advanced to the Illinois State High School Association's (IHSA) Sweet Sixteen in Class AA (largest schools) ... while at the state tournament, finished second in the IHSA's 3-point competition ... chosen by the Chicago Sun Times as one of the Top 10 players in downstate Illinois ... named all-state honorable mention as a junior ... also named all-area and all-conference in 2001 ... all-conference and all-area pick as a sophomore, when she averaged 15 points per game ... a three-time recipient of the Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete award ... was also ranked as one of the area's top athletes in the high jump and triple jump.

    Personal: Business management major ... the women's basketball team's representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... daughter of Tammy Bond ... born Feb. 13, 1984, in Decatur, Ill.

    Bond's Career Stats

    Total 3-Point Rebounds
    Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
    2002-03 29 0 280 9.7 33 88 0.375 7 20 0.350 20 31 0.645 20 19 39 1.3 39 1 21 36 3 27 93 3.2
    2003-04 21 18 636 30.3 74 176 0.420 12 47 0.255 54 68 0.794 17 59 76 3.6 53 0 95 79 8 40 214 10.2
    2004-05 29 28 1027 35.4 118 267 0.442 25 76 0.329 85 114 0.746 36 107 143 4.9 79 2 116 117 12 65 346 11.9
    2005-06 31 31 1045 33.7 185 369 0.501 44 113 0.389 119 143 0.832 32 87 119 3.8 75 4 99 104 26 63 533 17.2
    TOTAL 110 77 2988 27.2 410 900 0.456 88 256 0.344 278 356 0.781 105 272 377 3.4 246 7 331 336 49 195 1186 10.8
    updated April 7, 2006

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