The city of Douglasville is the county seat of Douglas County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 30,961, up from 20,065 in 2000. Douglasville is located 20 miles west of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta Metro Area. Highway access can be obtained via three interchanges along Interstate 20. Located along a natural rise in the topography, Douglasville was known as "Skint Chestnut." The name was derived from a large tree used by Native Americans as a landmark. Douglasville was founded in 1874; that same year, Douglasville was designated as the county seat of the formed Douglas County. The community was named for Senator Stephen A. Douglas. Georgia General Assembly first incorporated Douglasville in 1875. In 1916, the Reverend Atkinson of Douglasville was a key figure in the Arc Light Controversy in Atlanta. On September 21, 2009, Douglas County was devastated by the worst flood in Georgia history. Over 18 inches of rain fell in one night, destroying many homes; the county was declared a disaster area, the governor of Georgia declared a state of emergency.
The flooding most affected the areas of Douglasville, Villa Rica, Lithia Springs, Chapel Hill. The disaster killed more than eight people in most of them in the Douglasville area. Douglasville is located in north-central Douglas County at 33°44′59″N 84°43′23″W. Lithia Springs is 6 miles to the northeast along U. S. Route 78, Villa Rica is 10 miles to the west. Hiram is 9 miles to the north via SR 92. Downtown Atlanta is 22 miles to the east via Interstate 20. According to the United States Census Bureau, Douglasville has a total area of 22.6 square miles, of which 22.5 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles, or 0.58%, is water. Douglasville has an elevation of 1,209 ft above sea level; as of the census of 2010, there were 30,961 people, 11,627 households, 7,692 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,376 people per square mile. There were 13,163 housing units at an average density of 585.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 55.9% African American, 36.0% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.3% from other races, 2.8% from two or more races.
7.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 11,627 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 21.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.18. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males. The median income for a household in the city is $47,596, the median income for a family was $54,375. Males had a median income of $45,933 versus $39,675 for females; the per capita income for the city was $26,002. 15.9% of the population and 14.1% of families were below the poverty line.
Out of the total population, 22.2% of those under the age of 18 and 15.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. As of the census of 2000, there were 20,065 people, 7,286 households, 5,078 families residing in the city; the population density was 938.5 people per square mile. There were 7,903 housing units at an average density of 369.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 63.84% White, 30.29% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, 2.13% from two or more races. 3.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 7,286 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.3% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males. The median income for a household in the city is $45,289, the median income for a family was $52,340. Males had a median income of $37,464 versus $27,038 for females; the per capita income for the city was $22,283. 12.2% of the population and 10.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.3% of those under the age of 18 and 8.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The historic Downtown hosts many eateries. A vibrant business area in Douglasville is located south of the city between Chapel Hill Road and Georgia State Route 5, around the Douglas Boulevard Corridor. Arbor Place Mall is located in this area, as are fast food chains; the Fairburn Road area hosts many shops, food stores and fast food spots.
Some vacated to make way for an expansion of the highway in early 2008. Expansion is aided by the Douglasville
Kristine Anigwe is an English-born Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Connecticut Sun of the Women’s National Basketball Association. Kristine Anigwe was born in London to Nigerian parents and Annette Anigwe, she and her siblings were raised in Phoenix and attended Desert Vista High School. In her upperclassman years, Anigwe won two consecutive FIBA age group World Championships competing for the United States, first with the under-17s in 2014 and with the under-19s in 2015. Anigwe scored in double figures in all 27 games for Desert Vista in her senior season, leading the state with 21.1 points and 13.3 rebounds per game and registering 17 double-doubles. Before her junior year of high school, Anigwe accepted an offer to play college basketball for the California Golden Bears, she will major in sociology at UC Berkeley. In her first season with California in 2015–16, Anigwe won eight consecutive Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Week honors, she led the Golden Bears in points, field goal percentage, field goals made, free throws made, free throw attempts.
Anigwe was voted to the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament All-Tournament Team, she was named the women's USBWA National Freshman of the Year following the season. Anigwe's success continued as a sophomore, as she became the first player in California history to average 20 points per game in consecutive seasons. On December 8, 2016, Anigwe recorded the first 50-point game in Golden Bears history, scoring 50 in only 24 minutes against Sacramento State. A month on January 8, she became the fastest player in Pac-12 history to reach 1,000 points, hitting the milestone in a loss to eventual Elite Eight participant Oregon. Anigwe continued to lead the Golden Bears in points and rebounds leading in field goal percentage and blocks. For the second consecutive year, Anigwe was named to the Pac-12 All-Tournament Team. Anigwe saw her first NCAA Tournament action, in which the Golden Bears narrowly defeated LSU before falling to No. 1 seed Baylor. Anigwe registered 28 points and 25 rebounds in a win against Brown on November 19, 2017, achieving the first 25-25 game in Division I women's basketball in three years.
For the third consecutive season, Anigwe led California in points and rebounds as a junior, was named to the All-Pac 12 Team. She was a late season nominee for the 2018 Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden Award, Naismith College Player of the Year, Katrina McClain Awards. California were upset in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament by Virginia; as a senior in 2018–19, Anigwe posted career highs in points and rebounds per game, leading the country in rebounds. She became the third California Golden Bear to 2,000th career points on December 2, 2018 in a win against Cal State Northridge. Anigwe set multiple conference records during her senior season. On February 8 and 10, 2019, Anigwe broke California's scoring and rebounding records in consecutive home losses to Oregon State and Oregon. In her final regular-season college game on March 3, 2019 at Washington State, Anigwe scored 32 points and added 30 rebounds. In doing so, she both set the Pac-12 women's rebounding record, became the first Division I player since 2002 to record 30 points and rebounds in a single game.
Anigwe and California received an at-large big to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, in which they defeated North Carolina before falling to eventual national champions Baylor. Following the season, Anigwe was named the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year. Anigwe was selected ninth overall in the 2019 WNBA draft by the Connecticut Sun. Cal Golden Bears bio
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The Women's National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in the United States. It is composed of twelve teams; the league was founded on April 24, 1996, as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association, league play started in 1997. The regular season is played from May to September with the All Star game being played midway through the season in July and the WNBA Finals at the end of September until the beginning of October. Five WNBA teams have direct NBA counterparts and play in the same arena: the Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, Washington Mystics; the Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings, Las Vegas Aces, New York Liberty, Seattle Storm do not share an arena with a direct NBA counterpart, although four of the seven share a market with an NBA counterpart, the Storm shared an arena and market with an NBA team at the time of its founding. The Dream, the Sky, the Sun, the Wings, the Aces, the Sparks, the Storm are all independently owned.
The creation of the WNBA was approved by the NBA Board of Governors on April 24, 1996, announced at a press conference with Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes in attendance. The new WNBA had to compete with the formed American Basketball League, another professional women's basketball league that began play in 1996; the WNBA began with eight teams: the Charlotte Sting, Cleveland Rockers, Houston Comets and New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference. While not the first major women's professional basketball league in the United States, the WNBA is the only league to receive full backing of the NBA; the WNBA logo, "Logo Woman", was selected out of 50 different designs. On the heels of a much-publicized gold medal run by the 1996 USA Basketball Women's National Team at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the WNBA began its first season on June 21, 1997 to little fanfare; the first WNBA game featured the New York Liberty facing the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. The game was televised nationally in the United States on the NBC television network.
At the start of the 1997 season, the WNBA had television deals in place with NBC, the Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation joint venture channels, ESPN and Lifetime Television Network, respectively. Penny Toler scored the league's first point; the WNBA centered its marketing campaign, dubbed "We Got Next", around stars Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes. In the league's first season, Leslie's Los Angeles Sparks underperformed and Swoopes sat out much of the season due to her pregnancy; the WNBA's true star in 1997 was Swoopes' teammate on the Houston Comets. The Comets defeated Lobo's New York Liberty in the first WNBA Championship game; the initial "We Got Next" advertisement ran before each WNBA season until it was replaced with the "We Got Game" campaign. Two teams were added in 1998 and two more in 1999, bringing the number of teams in the league up to twelve; the 1999 season began with a collective bargaining agreement between players and the league, marking the first collective bargaining agreement to be signed in the history of women's professional sports.
The WNBA announced in 1999 that it would add four more team for the 2000 season, bringing the league up to 16 teams, with WNBA President Val Ackerman discussing expansion: "This won't be the end of it. We expect to keep growing the league."In 1999, the league's chief competition, the American Basketball League, folded. Many of the ABL's star players, including several Olympic gold medalists and a number of standout college performers joined the rosters of WNBA teams and, in so doing, enhanced the overall quality of play in the league; when a lockout resulted in an abbreviated NBA season, the WNBA saw faltering TV viewership. On May 23, 2000, the Houston Comets became the first WNBA team to be invited to the White House Rose Garden. Before this invitation, only men's sports teams had traveled to the White House. At the end of the 2000 season, the Houston Comets won their fourth championship, capturing every title since the league's inception. Led by the "Big Three" of Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson, four-time Finals MVP Cynthia Cooper, the Comets dominated every team in the league.
Under head coach Van Chancellor, the team posted a 98–24 record through their first four seasons. After 2000, Cooper retired from the league and the Comets dynasty came to an end; the top contender in the 2001 season was the Los Angeles Sparks. Led by Lisa Leslie, the Sparks posted a regular-season record of 28–4, they advanced to their first WNBA Finals and swept the Charlotte Sting. Looking to repeat in 2002, the Sparks again made a strong run toward the postseason, going 25–7 in the regular season under head coach Michael Cooper of the Los Angeles Lakers. Again, Leslie dominated opponents throughout the Playoffs, leading the Sparks to a perfect 6–0 record through all three rounds, beating the New York Liberty in the 2002 Finals. Teams and the league were collectively owned by the NBA until the end of 2002, when the NBA sold WNBA teams either to their NBA counterparts in the same city or to a third party, as a result of the dot-com bubble; this led to two teams moving: Utah moved to San Antonio, Orlando moved to Connecticut and became the first WNBA team to be
Lindsey Marcie Harding is an American retired professional basketball player and assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. Throughout her playing career, Harding played for the Minnesota Lynx, Washington Mystics, Atlanta Dream, Los Angeles Sparks, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association and has played overseas in Turkey and Russia, she was born in Mobile, but grew up in Houston, Texas. Harding had a standout career at Duke University; as a freshman in 2002–2003 she was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team, averaging 6.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.8 steals and had an ACC-best 2.1 assist/turnover ratio. As a sophomore in 2003–04 she averaged 7.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.0 steals and had an ACC-best 2.2 assist/turnover ratio. Harding was redshirted for the 2004–05 season because of violation of team rules, she returned as a junior for 2005–2006 and was an Honorable Mention Kodak and Associated Press All-America, ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
She averaged 4.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals as a junior. Harding finished her college career with 1,298 points, 25 blocks, 579 assists, 296 steals and 565 rebounds in 128 games, she was only the sixth player in ACC history to register 1,000 points, 500 assists, 500 rebounds and 250 steals. Despite her tremendous career numbers, contributions and a 32–2 record, she left Duke without winning an NCAA championship. Harding's senior season at Duke ended with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights' upset of the Blue Devils in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament, a one-point upset sealed by Harding's missing two free throws with 0.1 seconds remaining in the game. Following her senior season, Harding entered the 2007 WNBA draft. On January 20, 2008, Harding was honored by having her jersey number retired, becoming only the second Duke women's basketball player after former teammate Alana Beard to be bestowed that honor; some have questioned whether Duke should have bestowed such an honor, given the undisclosed reasons behind her redshirt year.
In addition, on December 18, 2007, her jersey No. 12 was retired by Cy-Fair High School. 2003 ACC All-Rookie team 2006 Duke Classic MVP 2006, 2007 ACC Defensive Player of the Year 2007 Naismith National Player of the Year 2007 WBCA National Defensive Player 2007 ESPN.com National Player of the Year 2007 Nancy Lieberman Award 2007 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award 2007 USBWA All-American 2007 John R. Wooden Award All-American 2007 Associated Press First Team All-American 2007 ACC Player of the Year 2007 All ACC First Team 2007 Duke Offensive Player of the Year 2007 Duke Practice Player of the Year 2007 Duke Heart and Hustle Award Harding was drafted first overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury and was traded to the Minnesota Lynx for forward Tangela Smith the same day. During the 2007 season, Harding was leading all rookies in scoring before a knee injury ended her season on July 10, she was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team by the end of the season and finished with averages of 11.7 points and 3.9 assists per game.
On January 30, 2009, Harding was traded to the Washington Mystics for the first and second round picks in the 2009 WNBA draft. She had a stellar season with the Mystics, averaging a career-high 12.8 points and 4.6 assists per game. In her second season with the Mystics, Harding scored a career-high 33 points against the Indiana Fever. On April 11, 2011, Harding was traded to the Atlanta Dream along with the 2012 2nd round draft pick in exchange for Ta'Shia Phillips, Kelly Miller, the Dream's 2012 1st round draft pick. In her first season with the Dream, Harding was the starting point guard on the team's roster. Along with Izi Castro Marques, Érika de Souza, Sancho Lyttle and Angel McCoughtry, the Dream were a championship contender in the league. Harding experienced her first WNBA Finals appearance with the team as they had advanced all the way to the WNBA Finals for the second year in a row, but lost to her former team, the Minnesota Lynx in a 3-game sweep. On February 5, 2013, Harding signed with the Los Angeles Sparks.
In her first season with the Sparks, Harding was ranked 5th in assists with a career-high 5.2 assists per game. On August 4, 2013, Harding had 11 points along with a career-high 14 assists in a regular season victory against her other former team, the Washington Mystics. Despite being an effective distributor on a talented team, the Sparks were nowhere near championship contention as they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. In 2015, the Sparks waived Harding after two seasons with the team. On April 18, 2016, Harding signed with the New York Liberty, she was waived on June 15, after appearing in five games with the Liberty. On June 24, 2016, Harding signed with the Phoenix Mercury, she was brought in to back up All-Star point guard Diana Taurasi, coach Sandy Brondello, who worked with Harding while she was with the Sparks, felt that she fit the position. Harding appeared in 21 regular season games and 5 playoff games while helping the Mercury advance all the way to the league semifinals.
Following the team's elimination by the Minnesota Lynx, Harding announced her retirement from the WNBA after playing 9 seasons in the league. Harding was twice part of the long list for the United States women's national basketball team, but missed out on both the 2010 FIBA World Championship in the Czech Republic, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she is the first Naismith winner since Kate Starbird to not have played for Team USA. In 2015, Harding was invited to play for the Belarus women's national basketball team, who needed more point guards, she was approved to the EuroBasket Women 2015 roster after getting a Belarusian passport, helped the team finish the tournament in fourth. This led to Harding playing f
Ivory Latta is an American professional basketball player, a free agent. She was drafted 11th overall by the Detroit Shock in the 2007 WNBA Draft. A 5'6" guard noted for her three-point shooting and on-court enthusiasm, she played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, she is the all-time leading scorer in South Carolina high school basketball history with a total of 4,319 career points. Born in McConnells, South Carolina, Latta played for York Comprehensive High School in York, South Carolina, where she was named a WBCA All-American, she participated in the 2003 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored seventeen points, earned MVP honors. Latta was named the 2006 Player of the Year by ESPN.com, USBWA, GballMag.com and Basketball Times National Player of the Year, Nancy Lieberman Award Winner as Point Guard of the Year, Consensus All-American, ACC Player of the Year, ACC Tournament MVP, WBCA National Player for the Month of March, All-ACC First Team, AP All-American Third Team, ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year, All-ACC Second Team, All-ACC Freshmen Team.
Latta averaged 14.0 points per game as a freshman, 16.2 as a senior, 16.6 for her career at North Carolina. Source Latta was drafted by the Detroit Shock with the 11th pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft, she averaged 3.0 points per game as a rookie, had the second-best 3-point field goal percentage in the WNBA for the 2007 regular season. Latta appeared in her first WNBA Finals during her rookie season with the Shock, where they lost in 5 games to the Phoenix Mercury. On February 6, 2008, Latta was traded to the Atlanta Dream for the Dream's 2008 second round pick and LaToya Thomas, she played for Ceyhan in Turkey during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season. She was released by the Atlanta Dream at the start of the 2009 WNBA season, but signed on July 3, 2009, after the Dream released Nikki Teasley instead. Latta played for the Tulsa Shock from 2010-2012, joined the Washington Mystics in 2013. In 2013, she was selected to the WNBA All-Star Game for the first time. In 2014, Latta was selected as an all-star replacement for the injured Elena Delle Donne, making it her second all-star game appearance.
In July 2016, Latta suffered a left knee injury during practice at the Verizon Center that would sideline her for the rest of the season after playing 22 games. In 2017, Latta played all 34 games; the Mystics advanced past the second round for the first time in franchise history, but were swept by the Minnesota Lynx in the semi-finals. 2007-2008: Elitzur Holon 2008–2009: Ceyhan Belediyesi 2009–2010: Mersin BŞB 2010-2011: Maccabi Ramat Hen 2011-2012: Tarsus Belediye 2013: Maccabi Ramat Hen 2015-2016: Edirne Belediyesi Edirnespor On January 9, 2003 a resolution was read on the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives by U. S. Representative John Spratt honoring Latta, she would receive the key to the city of York, South Carolina, which celebrated Ivory Latta Day on January 10, 2003. Latta's father and paternal grandmother both live with Parkinson's disease and she has been outspoken about how her father's diagnosis impacted her; as a result, Latta serves as an ambassador for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
In this role, she is involved with fundraising campaigns for PDF and generating awareness about Parkinson's disease, enlists other professional athletes to support the cause. Latta's friendships with NBA superstar LeBron James and actor/rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges have been well documented. 2006 – Nancy Lieberman Award WNBA profile
The five basketball positions employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard, the shooting guard, the small forward, the power forward, the center. The point guard is the leader of the team on the court; this position requires substantial ball handling skills and the ability to facilitate the team during a play. The shooting guard, as the name implies, is the best shooter; as well as being capable of shooting from longer distances, this position tends to be the best defender on the team. The small forward has an aggressive approach to the basket when handling the ball; the small forward is known to make cuts to the basket in efforts to get open for shots. The power forward and the center are called the "frontcourt" acting as their team's primary rebounders or shot blockers, or receiving passes to take inside shots; the center is the larger of the two. Only three positions were recognized based on where they played on the court: Guards played outside and away from the hoop and forwards played outside and near the baseline, with the center positioned in the key.
During the 1980s, as team strategy evolved. More specialized roles developed. Team strategy and available personnel, still dictate the positions used by a particular team. For example, the dribble-drive motion offense and the Princeton offense use four interchangeable guards and one center; this set is known as a "four-in and one-out" play scheme. Other combinations are prevalent. Besides the five basic positions, some teams use non-standard or hybrid positions, such as the point forward, a hybrid small forward/point guard; the point guard known as the one, is the team's best ball handler and passer. Therefore, they lead their team in assists and are able to create shots for themselves and their teammates, they are quick and are able to hit shots either outside the three-point line or "in the paint" depending on the player's skill level. Point guards are looked upon as the "floor general" or the "coach on the floor", they should study the game and game film to be able to recognize the weaknesses of the defense, the strengths of their own offense.
They are responsible for directing plays, making the position equivalent to that of quarterback in American football, playmaker in association football, center in ice hockey, or setter in volleyball. Good point guards increase team efficiency and have a high number of assists, they are referred to as dribblers or play-makers. In the NBA, point guards are the shortest players on the team and are 6 feet 4 inches or shorter; the shooting guard is known as the two or the off guard. Along with the small forward, a shooting guard is referred to as a wing because of its use in common positioning tactics; as the name suggests, most shooting guards are prolific from the three-point range. Besides being able to shoot the ball, shooting guards tend to be the best defender on the team, as well as being able to move without the ball to create open looks for themselves; some shooting guards have good ball handling skills creating their own shots off the dribble. A versatile shooting guard will have good passing skills, allowing them to assume point guard responsibilities known as combo guards.
Bigger shooting guards tend to play as small forwards. In the NBA, shooting guards range from 6 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 8 inches; the small forward known as the three, is considered to be the most versatile of the main five basketball positions. Versatility is key for small forwards because of the nature of their role, which resembles that of a shooting guard more than that of a power forward; this is why the small forward and shooting guard positions are interchangeable and referred to as wings. Small forwards have a variety such as quickness and strength inside. One common thread among all kinds of small forwards is an ability to "get to the line" and draw fouls by aggressively attempting plays, lay-ups, or slam dunks; as such, accurate foul shooting is a common skill for small forwards, many of whom record a large portion of their points from the foul line. Besides being able to drive to the basket, they are good shooters from long range; some small forwards have good passing skills, allowing them to assume point guard responsibilities as point forwards.
Small forwards should be able to do a little bit of everything on the court playing roles such as swingmen and defensive specialists. In the NBA, small forwards range from 6 feet 6 inches to 6 feet 9 inches; the power forward known as the four plays a role similar to that of the center, down in the "post" or "low blocks". The power forward is the team's most versatile scorer, being able to score close to the basket while being able to shoot mid-range jump shots from 12 to 18 feet from the basket; some power forwards have become known as stretch fours, since extending their shooting range to three-pointers. On defense, they are required to have the strength to guard bigger players close to the basket and to have the athleticism to guard quick players away from the basket. Most power forwards tend to be more versatile than centers since they can be part of plays and are not always in the low block. In the
Jewell Loyd is an American professional basketball player for Perfumerias Avenida of Spain's Liga Femenina de Baloncesto and the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association. She was drafted first overall in the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm, she played college basketball at Notre Dame. Born in Lincolnwood, Loyd was a four-year starter for Niles West High School in Skokie, where she averaged 24.8 points and 11.9 rebounds per game and scored 3,077 career points, leading the team to a 93–31 record during that time. In her final season for Notre Dame, she was named ESPN's women's college basketball player of the year as the Fighting Irish advanced to the NCAA championship game for the second year in a row. Loyd scored 1,909 points in Notre Dame's fifth-highest total ever. Source Loyd was drafted first overall in the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm, she played alongside superstar veteran point guard Sue Bird. Loyd played the point guard position prior to her WNBA career, but with Bird playing point guard for the Storm, Loyd instead played as a shooting guard.
Loyd was a back-up point guard in her rookie season for the Storm. While Bird sat out the final seven games of the regular season to rest, Loyd was the starting point guard. Loyd played 34 games with 23 starts in her rookie season for the Storm, her season performance earned her the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. In her second season, Loyd developed into a star player and was the starting shooting guard for the Storm, averaging 16.5 ppg. During the season, Loyd scored a career-high 32 points in a win against the Phoenix Mercury. Loyd was named to the All-WNBA Second Team; the Storm made it back to the playoffs for the first time in three years with the number 7 seed in the league. In her first career playoff game, Loyd scored 24 points in a 94–85 loss to the Atlanta Dream in the first round elimination game. In the 2017 season, Loyd's offensive scoring numbers increased, she scored a new career-high of 33 points in a 75–71 loss to the Phoenix Mercury. By the end of the season, Loyd averaged a career-high 17.7 ppg.
The Storm finished off the season as the number 8 seed in the league with a 15–19 record. The Storm were defeated 79–69 by the Phoenix Mercury in the first round elimination game, Loyd scored 17 points in the loss. On July 20, 2018, Loyd scored a season-high 31 points in a 78–65 victory against the Connecticut Sun. In the 2018 season, Loyd was voted into the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game, making it her first career all-star appearance. Loyd finished off the season, averaging 15.5 ppg as the Storm finished 26–8 with the number 1 seed in the league, receiving a double-bye to the semi-finals and homecourt advantage. In the semi-finals, the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury in five games, advancing to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2010. In the Finals, the Storm defeated the Washington Mystics in a three-game sweep, winning their first championship in 8 years. After her rookie WNBA season, Loyd played for Galatasaray in Turkey during the 2015–16 season, she averaged 3.9 rpg and 2.3 apg in 17 games.
In August 2016, Loyd signed with the Shanxi Flame of the Chinese League for the 2016–17 season. In 2017, Loyd signed with Guri KDB Life Winnus of the Korean League for the 2017–18 season. In August 2018, Loyd signed with Botaş SK of the Turkish League for the 2018-19 season. 2015—WNBA Rookie of the Year 2016—All-WNBA Second Team WNBA Champion 2018 Jewell Loyd at FIBA Notre Dame bio