Basketball Career

Basketball Career

I’ve been playing basketball since I was nine years old, two-thirds of my time on this earth. This sport has shown me joy, pain and opportunity. I love it in more ways than I even knew was possible at the start. Basketball has taught me courage, discipline, adversity, teamwork and patience. It has brought tremendous lows that challenged my confidence—yet—it has also brought me far greater highs making every achievement incredibly rewarding. Basketball is even responsible for initiating my most valued friendships. For something that seems so simple, it continues to challenge me as a player on the court and as an adult and role model off the court.

 I will play this game until one has nothing left to give to the other…

College

Duke University 2007-2011

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Accolade Highlights

  • Became just the fourth Blue Devil to notch over 1,300 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists, 200 steals and 50 blocks
  • One of only two Blue Devils to notch 100 or more steals in a single season
  • Named an Academic All-American as a junior and senior, and Academic All-District as a sophomore
  • Became the first Blue Devil to be named Academic All-America on two occasions
  • Received the Kay Yow Award as the Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior
  • Became only the second Blue Devil to be named ACC Tournament MVP on two occasions

WNBA

Currently playing for the Connecticut Sun

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Accolade Highlights

  • Earned WNBA All Star recognition (as a starter) for the first time in 2017
  • Earned WNBA All-Defensive First Team recognition in 2017 and 2018
  • Surpassed 750 career assists at Washington (8/29/17)
  • Scored her 2,000th career point against Phoenix (8/12/17)
  • Career totals include 2,077 points, 763 assists, 668 rebounds and 234 steals
  • Smart, durable point guard who played first 204 games of her WNBA career before missing a game at Indiana (5/20/17)

Overseas

Imos Brno, Czech Republic (2011-2012)

Chevakata Vologda, Russia (2012-2013)

Ormanspor Ankara, Turkey (2014-2015)

Bnot Herzliya, Israel (2015-2016)

Ramat Hasharon, Israel (2016-2017)

Ormanspor Ankara, Turkey (2017-2018)

CCC Polkowice, Poland (2018-2019)

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2 Comments

  1. April 25, 2019 / 7:41 PM

    You have always been such a warm, loving Spirit. I remember bringing my then 8-year-old daughter Destiny to workouts at James E. Lee. You welcomed her and eased her worries.

    • Jasmine Thomas
      Author
      April 26, 2019 / 11:27 AM

      Aww thank you! I appreciate your support and for following me throughout my career. I hope Destiny is doing well!

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