For the Love of the Game: The Journey to Playing Professional Basketball

As the Women’s National Basketball Association is in descending mode and preparing to transition into the post season, many other women basketball players have recently taken flight to head overseas. It’s no secret that it’s tough for any athlete to play professionally in his or her chosen sport, but this phenomenon seems to be more salient within the WNBA. As a result, some American, women basketball players work hard to receive an offer to play professional basketball overseas after college.

BYNC reporter Brittany Young sits down with former University of Alabama, University of Southern California and current Clube Uniao Sportiva women’s basketball player Kaneisha Horn and former University of Alabama and LaSalle women’s basketball player Khristin Lee to discuss their road to playing professional basketball.

 

Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: The Imani McGee-Stafford Story

There’s more to Imani McGee-Stafford than what meets the eye. The University of Texas center not only uses basketball as an escape, but she also uses poetry as a form of expression to release her pain and pour hope into others. Lives have been and will be saved because of her boldness to speak up and out about her struggles. Here’s her story:

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From the ACC to the SEC, She’s Back

Arguably the best women’s college basketball player this past season was also the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft. The best player in Notre Dame women’s basketball history – yes, better than Skylar Diggins – Jewell Loyd has been a spectacular player since her freshman year as a Fighting Irish. The 2015 espnW National Player of the Year was so amazing, she decided to forego her last year of college eligibility to take her talents to the WNBA, which is rare for women basketball players. Although her former head coach, teammates and others in the sports industry knocked her for the decision, heading to Seattle as the No.1 pick with the money she has coming her way from the WNBA and overseas doesn’t seem like a bad look after all. Now that Loyd has moved on to the big league,  who’s creating the most buzz entering the 2015-2016 season? Continue reading “From the ACC to the SEC, She’s Back”