Janel McCarville ( born November 3, 1982 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States) is a professional basketball player. She currently plays for the New York Liberty in the Women's National Basketball Association.
Janel McCarville played until 2005 for the Golden Gophers, the Women's Basketball team from the University of Minnesota. In the four years for the Gophers, they always stood in the starting lineup. In 2004, she led jointly with Lindsay Whalen, the Gophers to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.
Women's National Basketball Association
Janel McCarville was selected by the Charlotte Sting in the first place in the WNBA Draft 2005. McCarville played two seasons for the Sting but could not in any of the two seasons meet the expectations of the one in it, had as its first draft pick inserted. After the Sting had dissolved their playing mode after the 2006 season, she was selected in the Dispersal Draft by the New York Liberty. In New York, she was finally able to connect to the services from the college. McCarville finished the 2007 season with a points average of 10.4 points per game. With this impressive power increase, she was elected at the end of the season for the WNBA Most Improved Player.