August 29, 2011

Humility before honor for Candice

Here's another great story about Candice's indomitable spirit — by Jeffrey Williams (Sportspage Magazine).

August 25, 2011

Candice perseveres

There hasn't been much media coverage of Candice, the basketball player, this season as she continues to work her way back from her Achille's tendon injury.

But all her hard work is paying off.

Roman Augustovis (Star Tribune) writes: "Overcoming her injury problems of a year ago, Candice Wiggins is back to being a dangerous outside shooter off the bench for the Lynx." Read more...

August 20, 2011

Ros is one of three New Yorkers on Nigerian team

Joseph Staszewski (New York Post) writes about three former New York high school basketball players who are members of the Nigerian national team that is hoping to compete in the 2012 Olympic games.

Adeola Olanrewaju quickly learned this was going to be a different go around with the Nigerian women’s national basketball team.

At the team’s tryouts in July, the former all-city standout at Bishop Loughlin, who made the squad for the third time, was approached by one of her new teammates. Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, a former Archbishop Molloy and Stanford star, recognized Olanrewaju and told her she was a fan growing up. Read more...

August 6, 2011

How Jeanette & Kayla are doing

Jeanette & Kayla played against each other yesterday for the second time this season — a good time to check up and see how they're doing.

During the game, they were even matched up against each other for stretches in the second half.

"That was awesome and I'm glad we got to guard each other too for a while," Kayla said. "She's doing so well for them and it's so great to see her out there."

Jeanette is coming off the bench for the Indiana Fever and is playing an average of 19 minutes per game.

In her report on Friday's game, Mechelle Voepel (ESPN) says that Jeanette has done exactly what head coach Lin Dunn hoped she would — shoot effectively coming off the bench. She has made 24 of 46 attempts from beyond the arc for an average of 0.522, which is the best in the league! She ranks #16 in 3-pointers per game.

Mechelle Voepel says that Kayla has been one of the Tulsa Shock's bright spots in a bleak (1-18) 2011 season.

She has started in all but three games this season and plays an average of 30 minutes per game (#19 in the league). She averages 9.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.47 steals (#9 in the league) per game.

August 4, 2011

Jayne goes through game day

Jayne, writing for espnW, describes life on the road as a WNBA player.

She say that life on the road can be a challemge, but playing in front of different family and friends is something she really enjoys. Read more...