Ebony Hoffman

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Ebony Hoffman
WNBA's Connecticut Sun  – No. 16
Born (1982-08-27) August 27, 1982 (age 32)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality United States American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College USC
Draft 9th overall, 2004
Indiana Fever
WNBA career 2004–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Indiana Fever (2004–2010)
Los Angeles Sparks (2011–present-2013)
Connecticut Sun (2014-present)

Ebony Vernice Hoffman (born August 27, 1982 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA. She played and won the championship with Fenerbahçe İstanbul in Turkey. She currently plays for Beşiktaş İstanbul in Turkey. She also played for Polisportiva Ares Ribera in Italy and TEO Vilnius in Lithuania, Ramat Hasharon in Israel.[1]

Personal life[edit]

According to a DNA analysis, she descended, mainly, of people from Sierra Leone.[2]

High school[edit]

Hoffman played for Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2000 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored nine points.[3]

College and professional[edit]

She was selected by the Indiana Fever as the ninth overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. She attended the University of Southern California (USC).

In 2008, Hoffman was selected as the WNBA's Most Improved Player.

USA Basketball[edit]

Hoffman was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The event was held in July 2000, when the USA team defeated Cuba to win the championship. Hoffman helped the team win all five games, scoring 6.8 points per game.[4]

Hoffman was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009.[5] The team selected to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics is usually chosen from these participants. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team will travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they compete in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.[5]


  1. ^ WNBA.com: Ebony Hoffman profile
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzRe5wtmsVM Ebony Hoffman Ancestry Reveal
  3. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  4. ^ "FOURTH WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM -- 2000". USA Basketball. Retrieved 8 Feb 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "USA Basketball Women's National Team To Tip-Off Training Tomorrow In D.C.". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 

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