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DeLisha Milton-Jones
DeLisha Milton-Jones-2007-All-Star-July-15-2007.jpg
DeLisha Milton-Jones at the 2007 WNBA All-Star game
WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks  – No. 8
Forward
Born September 11, 1974 (1974-09-11) (age 35)
Riceboro, Georgia
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Florida
Draft 4th overall, 1999
Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA career 1999–present
Profile WNBA Info Page
WNBA Teams
Los Angeles Sparks (1999-2004)
Washington Mystics (2005-2007)
Los Angeles Sparks (2008-present)
Medal record
Women's Basketball
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
Gold Sydney 2000 National team
Gold Beijing 2008 National team

DeLisha Milton-Jones (born September 11, 1974) is an American basketball player for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. From 1999 to 2004, she played for the Los Angeles Sparks. She is a two time WNBA champion and has been selected to the WNBA All Star Game multiple times. In her WNBA career, she has scored 3,944 career points (16th all-time). She stands 6 ft. 1 in. (1.85 m) tall, and originally hails from Riceboro, Georgia. From 2004-2007 Milton-Jones played for the Washington Mystics. On April 22, 2008 Milton-Jones was reacquired by the Los Angeles Sparks for Taj McWilliams-Franklin.[1]

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College years

Milton-Jones attended the University of Florida and was a letterman in basketball. In basketball, she led her team to four NCAA Tournament appearances. As a senior, she was named an All-America honoree by Associated Press, Kodak, and the Basketball Times as well as SEC player of the year.

Professional career

She was a member of the gold medal winning 2000 United States Olympic women's basketball team, and the 1998 and 2002 USA World Championship women's basketball teams. She started in the WNBA on the Los Angeles Sparks. She was traded to Washington in exchange for Chamique Holdsclaw and a first-round draft pick in the 2004 off-season. In 2003 she won the Euroleague Championship with team Ekaterinburg in Russia.In the 2005-2006 season, she won the Euroleague with Gambrinus Brno of the Czech Republic and for the season 2006-2007 she signed a two year contract with Ros Casares Valencia of Spain. During the 2008-09 WNBA off-season, Milton-Jones is playing for Ros Casares Valencia in Spain,[2] for whom she also played during the 2007-08 off-season.[3]

Coaching

She became the second woman (after Ashley McElhiney) to coach a men's professional basketball team when, in 2005, she took over the ABA's Los Angeles Stars.

Europe

  • 2001-2002: Italy Lavezzini Basket Parma
  • 2002-2004: Russia UMMC Ekaterinburg

Awards

Delisha had received numerous awards, some of which are included below.

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Gold Medals

  • 2000 & 2008 Olympic Games
  • 2007 Tournament of Americas
  • 1998 & 2002 FIBA World Championship
  • 2002 Opals World Challenge
  • 1999 U.S. Olympic Cup
  • 1997 World University Games
  • 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival

Bronze Medal

  • 2006 FIBA World Championship

Collegiate Honors

  • 1997 SEC Player of the Year
  • 1997 State Farm Wade Trophy
  • 1997 First Team All American
  • 1997 First Team All SEC
  • 1996 First Team All SEC
  • 1995 Second Team All SEC
  • 1994 SEC All Freshman team
  • SEC Player of the Week 2/27/95, 12/15/1996, 1/5/97, 1/26/97

Notes

  1. ^ Milton-Jones traded back to the Sparks for McWilliams-Franklin
  2. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster
  3. ^ Offseason 2007-08: Overseas Roster

Trivia

  • She appeared in the 2000 hit film Love and Basketball as Delisha Milton.
  • She is well known for the unusual length of her arms which give her an eighty four inch wingspan, which is equal to that of a seven foot person.
  • Likes to cook, clean and play tennis.
  • She is a 1993 high school graduate of Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, Georgia.

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