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TINA THOMPSON RUMORS

QUIZ: Name every first overall WNBA draft pick

Since its inception in 1997, the WNBA has seen 22 draft picks go first overall, counting the inaugural season's Elite draft, which selected already graduated players who had already been playing professionally on other American teams or overseas. How many of these 22 players can you name?Clue: Year-TeamNote: An asterisk indicates the 1997 Elite Draft.
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Law school or the WNBA? Why that’s no longer a difficult decision for players headed to the draft

Twenty years ago, the soon-to-be first-ever WNBA draft pick ever wasn’t even sure she wanted to play professional basketball. Tina Thompson had just wrapped a stellar collegiate career at Southern California. The American Basketball League (ABL) and newly formed WNBA both wanted her, but she was considering law school. That’s right: The player who would eventually become the...
Via Excelle Sports
April 12, 2017

Milton-Jones breaks WNBA record for games played

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Atlanta forward DeLisha Milton-Jones broke the WNBA record for games played when she entered the Dream's game against Indiana early in the second quarter Friday night. It was the 497th game of Milton-Jones' career, breaking a tie with Tina Thompson. The 40-year-old forward is in her 17th season and has persevered through a lot this year. She was waived earlier...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tina Thompson Joins Texas Women’s Basketball

The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team has hired a new assistant in WNBA legend Tina Thompson. The UT Athletics website reported the announcement. Thompson further elaborated on joining head coach Karen Aston’s staff. “It feels great to be a Longhorn,” Thompson said. “The tradition of pursing excellence at UT is very much how I live my life. I love coach Aston’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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