What a WNBA All-Star Game and weekend! It was the first overtime game in WNBA All-Star history, Griner slammed down yet another dunk, and rookie Shoni Schimmel put on one of the greatest shows in the history of this summer classic. Just what the doctor ordered to continue to build awareness of just how great this league is!
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 17th group of inductees, the Class of 2015, today during the WNBA All-Star game at US Airways Center in Phoenix. The six members of the Class of 2015 are: Janeth Arcain (player), Kurt Budke (coach, posthumously), Gail Goestenkors (coach), Janet Harris (player), Lisa Leslie (player), and Brad Smith (coach).
The WNBA has had no shortage of "sister acts" over its 18-year history, including several sets of twins. This Saturday, however, will mark the first time that a pair of sisters have ever been selected to participate in the same WNBA All-Star Game.
The WNBA is coming off of a weekend of hot action that was full of breath taking last second heroics. The Connecticut Sun's Renee Montgomery and the San Antonio Stars' Kayla McBride were the starring attractions with an honorable mention to the Indiana Fever's Briann January. The league continues to display how ultra competitive that it is. No WNBA team is safe from catching an 'L' regardless of who's on the schedule. Playoff positioning is looming and therefore the games intensity will only increase every week.
The 2014 WNBA season is now in its second quarter and the Atlanta Dream is showing itself to be a legitimate contender. But to be more specific here, that's for the WNBA Championship, not just Eastern Conference banner.
Cynics will say that the Dream has been to the WNBA Finals three times before and failed to win a single game. Yet, somehow this year's edition has a different feel to it and appears more ready to go that extra step in 2014.
Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a series of profiles on the six players, coaches and contributors who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on June 14 as part of the Induction Class of 2014. The 1976 U.S. Olympic Team will also be honored as "Trailblazers of the Game."
Trace your finger down Lin Dunn’s resume, and the legacy that earned her a place in the 2014 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is quickly revealed.
When Jasmina (Jazz) Perazić enters the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this June, she will do so on the merits of her career as a Maryland Terrapin (’79-‘83). During her time in College Park, the six-foot guard led the program to three ACC Championships and the 1982 Final Four. Her 1,396 points ranks her 18th all-time in scoring for the Terps and she is one of only three women to have their jerseys retired by the University.
Quite the accomplishment for someone whose earliest basketball memories include coaches yelling, “What are you doing?”
Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of profiles on the six players, coaches and contributors who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on June 14 as part of the Induction Class of 2014. The 1976 U.S. Olympic Team will also be honored as "Trailblazers of the Game."