"Weak in the knees," is how Tulsa Shock reserve guard Riquna Williams described her reaction upon learning of her selection as the WNBA's 2013 Sixth Woman of the Year. Williams, who received 17 votes from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters, was announced Wednesday as the recipient of this year's honor.
Brittney Griner, welcome to stardom – well, the WNBA version at least.
Everyone has predicted it throughout the year, and with one turnaround baseline jumper, over two-time MVP Candace Parker mind you, the WNBA and world have officially added the stamp of approval that Brittney Griner is a star no matter what level she’s playing at.
ATLANTA -- In the fourth quarter, with their season on the line, the Atlanta Dream finally woke up and handled business, closing the game with an 18-6 run for an 80-72 series-clinching victory over the Washington Mystics.
ATLANTA – One of the top 2014 girls’ basketball recruits in Georgia is set to make her college announcement on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Full Court Fresh 50 Invitational.
Erykah Davenport, a 6-2 power forward for Tucker High School, will chose among a top five list of Florida State, Georgia, Miami, N.C. State and Texas A&M. Davenport, who averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds this past season, was named the Atlanta Journal Constitution 5A Player of the Year.
The nation's leading high school scorer, Victoria Vivians, has committed to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Vivians, who is ranked No. 6 in the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50, averaged 39.9 points per game this past season for Scott Central High School in Forest MS, and is the first top 25 prospect landed by coach Vic Schaefer, who is in his second season with the Bulldogs.
Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier split the first two of their three epic heavyweight battles in the 1970s -- and the third fight, hyped by Ali and promoters as The Thrilla in Manila, exceeded all expectations and has taken its place among the great moments in 20th century sports.
The two first-round sweeps couldn’t have been more different.
Minnesota had to battle Seattle for 80 hard-fought minutes; all Indiana had to do was apply some playoff pressure and watch Chicago collapse.
Minnesota completed its sweep before a small crowd in a strange arena, as the Storm had to move the game to Tacoma because Key Arena was rented out; Indiana thumped the Sky in front of a raucous home crowd excited about defending a WNBA title.
Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous was named the 2013 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year, the WNBA announced today in an Indianapolis press conference preceding the second game of the Fever's best-of-three Eastern Conference Semifinals playoff series against the Chicago Sky. Zellous dominated the balloting, receiving 30 of 39 votes from a panel of national and local sportswriters and broadcasters.
Shot goes up -- miss -- the Dream get the rebound. Another shot goes up -- miss -- the Dream grab the rebound. Repeat that scenario over and over and it pretty much sums up game two of the Mystics-Dream series. Neither team shot well, the but the Dream won the game on the boards, out-rebounding Washington 53-30! The Atlanta Dream out-rebounded, out-hustled, and out-muscled the Washington to send the series back to the Peach State for a decisive game three.
Washington Mystics head coach and general manager Mike Thibault was named the 2013 WNBA Coach of the Year Award at a Verizon Center press conference prior to the second game of the Mystics' best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Atlanta Dream.