June 15, 2024

Garden City Middle School to host basketball clinic by former WNBA player

(Story courtesy of USD 457 Public Information Coordinator, Roy Cessna)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Horace Good Middle School will host a free basketball clinic for 4th – 8th graders on Wednesday, February 27, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Chamique Holdsclaw, former Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player, will be conducting the clinic.  There will be a 15 minute parent presentation after the clinic.

The event has openings for 50 students to take part in the clinic.  Parents can contact the school to sign-up their child for the clinic.  The school’s phone number is 620-805-8100.

Chamique Holdsclaw is a former professional basketball player in the WNBA most recently under a contract with the San Antonio Silver Stars.  She announced her retirement from the Los Angeles Sparks on June 11, 2007, though she eventually came out of retirement to play with the Atlanta Dream for the 2009 WNBA Season.

Holdsclaw went to the University of Tennessee from 1995 to 1999, where she played under coach Pat Summitt and helped to lead the Lady Vols to the women’s NCAA’s first ever three consecutive Women’s Basketball Championships in 1996, 1997 and 1998.  The 1998 championship was Tennessee’s first ever undefeated season at 39–0 and also set an NCAA record for the most wins ever in a season.  She also helped lead Tennessee to two SEC regular season titles in 1998 and 1999 and to three SEC tournament championships in 1996, 1998 and 1999.