LaToya Bond was born on February 13, 1984 to Tammy Bond. LaToya attended Urbana High School under head coach Aimee Smith. She earned Honorable Mention All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune her senior year, and set a school record with 483 points to lead the Tigers to a 24-5 record in her senior year. LaToya was also ranked as one of the area’s top athletes in the high jump and triple jump.
LaToya attended Missouri University (Mizzou) where she was a business management major. She played basketball for the Tigers under coach Cindy Stein. In her freshman season (2002-03), LaToya came off the bench in 29 of MU’s 31 games.
In her sophomore season (2003-2004), LaToya took over as starting point guard for the just-graduated Kerensa Barr. She broke a bone in her left foot in Mizzou’s victory over Saint Louis on Jan. 4, however, and missed several games, not returning to the squad until February. In her junior season (2004-2005), LaToya started all but one of the Tigers’ games. For the season she ranked third on the team in scoring, and led the team in assists and steals.
In her senior season (2005-2006), LaToya was the seventh-leading scorer in the Big 12. She started every game and was named Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week twice in the season. LaToya was third in the Big 12 in steals and free-throw percentage, and fourth in 3-point percentage. LaToya is in the Mizzou record books as the third Tiger to amass more than 1,000 points and 300 assists in a career.
LaToya was chosen in the second round of the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Charlotte Sting - the 27th overall pick. The Sting folded on January 3, 2007, and in the dispersal draft LaToya was sent to the Sacramento Monarchs. However, she was not signed, and went to play in Europe in 2007, first for Bnei Yehuda in Israel, then after being released, for MMKS Energa Katarzynki Torun in Poland. In 2008, she was signed by the Indiana Fever.