Chasity Melvin is one of the reigning pioneers in women's sports history as a WNBA All Star, ACC Legend and North Carolina State University Hall of Famer.
Throughout her 14-year professional basketball career, Chasity has overcome highs and lows with style, grace, beauty, and faith. Not only is she known for her stellar basketball career, but her success also extends to endeavors outside of the sport. Chasity is a coach, author, speaker and a WNBA All-Star. Her athletic experience combined with her engaging personality with off-court activities makes her one of a kind.
As a former 1st round draft pick for the ABL and WNBA in 2000, Chasity played 12 seasons in the WNBA with the Cleveland Rockers, Chicago Sky, and Washington Mystics. She also played internationally for 14 years in Spain, Russia, Poland, South Korea, Italy, Israel, Turkey, and China amassing championships throughout the world. She solidified her athletic prowess as one of the few females to play in all three professional basketball leagues and win multiple championships abroad in Europe. The 6'4 All-American center led the N.C. State Lady Wolfpack to their only NCAA Final Four while amassing a plethora of accolades along the way. During her collegiate career, Chasity was named ACC Rookie of the Year, Kodak All American, NCAA East Regional MVP, NCAA All-Final Four Team, she holds the record for the most points scored by a freshman and most field goals made by a freshman in program history, she was the first player in history to lead a team in field goal percentage all four years, the second athlete male or female to score over 2,000 points and grab over 1,000 rebounds in NC State history and she broke Sheryl Swoopes semi-final scoring record with 37 points against Louisiana Tech in 1998. In 2014, Chasity Melvin was inducted into the NC State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Melvin was the first female coach in the history of the Charlotte Hornets franchise when she joined their G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, in 2018. Upon leaving the Swarm she joined Loyola University Maryland women's basketball staff as an assistant coach. Chasity was named Assistant Coach for the Phoenix Mercury WNBA team in 2020 where she continues to use her experience to empower and coach the next generation of women in basketball.