Allison Feaster

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Allison Sharlene Feaster (born February 11, 1976, in Chester, South Carolina), was an American professional basketball player for the WNBA's Indiana Fever. She was on the roster of the Charlotte Sting when the team folded in January 2007. Because she became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2006 season, she was not a part of the dispersal draft that followed the Sting's demise.

She graduated with a degree in economics while attending Harvard University. In her senior year at Harvard, Feaster led the nation in scoring, the same year she and her Crimson teammates became the first No. 16 seed in the history of the NCAA men's or women's Division I basketball tournament to knock off a No. 1 seed in the first round, defeating Stanford. Feaster had 35 points and 13 rebounds as Harvard took down Stanford 71-67 in 1998.[1]

She was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in the first round (fifth overall) during the 1998 WNBA Draft on April 29. She played three season for the Sparks in mostly a utility role.

On December 28, 1998, she married Danny Strong, who played college basketball at North Carolina State University.

On October 11, 2000, she was traded to the Sting along with center Clarisse Machanguana in exchange for Rhonda Mapp and E.C. Hill.

Like many WNBA players, she also played in Europe (from fall to spring) and won the French League and the EuroLeague Women (2004) with Valenciennes in France. After playing for six years in France, Feaster and her husband have acquired French nationality.

In August 2005, Feaster, who by that time had been pregnant for three months, was placed on the injury list for the remainder of the season due to pain while playing. In February 2006, Allison delivered a baby girl.

After sitting out the 2007 WNBA season Feaster signed with the Indiana Fever in March 2008. On April 20, 2009, the Indiana Fever waived Feaster.


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