Two-Time WNBA Champion, Sylvia Fowles, announced her retirement after the completion of this 2021-2022 season.
Fowler announced on social media in February that she would be returning “home” to Minnesota Lynx for her 15th and final season.
Fowles, 36, won two WNBA championships with the Minnesota Lynx in 2015 and 2017 and was named Finals MVP for both. In 2017, Fowles was also named MVP for having averaged 18.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Her highest record includes her 65.5% and added 2.0 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Among Fowles lengthy list of accolades from beginning her career in the Chicago Sky as the No.2 overall pick, being named to three all-star teams within seven seasons, and winning two Defensive Player of the Year, she’s become a legendary athlete in the WNBA.
We’re wishing Fowles a phenomenal, record breaking, final season.
Ameshya Williams-Holliday has led a remarkable start to her basketball career. Graduating from West Harrison Highschool in South Mississippi, she went on to play college ball at Mississippi State where she later transferred to Jackson State.
In three seasons at Jackson State, she helped lead the Tigers to a 48-3 SWAC record.
According to WLOX, Last week Williams-Holliday became the first Jackson State Tiger ever to be selected WNBA since 2002, the second Southwestern Athletic Conference player, and the sixth player from an HBCU selected in the history of the league.
Using the 25th overall pick on the 6′4″ center, Indiana Fever selected Williams-Holliday.
Williams-Holliday pins a message to those watching her journey and the news unfolding on television, “I’m grateful, I’m thankful, I just want to thank everybody that helped me through this journey, and that pushed me to keep going and never give up.”