Elaine Powell

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Elaine Powell
Point guard
Born (1975-09-08) September 8, 1975 (age 38)
Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
College LSU
Draft 50th overall, 1999
Orlando Miracle
WNBA career 1999–2008

Elaine Powell (born August 9, 1975 in Monroe, Louisiana) is a professional basketball player. A point guard, she played in the WNBA from 1999 to 2008.[1]

College career[edit]

In two years at LSU, Powell averaged 19.1 points per game (fourth in school history). She finished her career as LSU's 11th all-time leading scorer (1,163 points).

ABL career[edit]

Powell was drafted 20th overall in the 1997 ABL draft by the Portland Power. Powell was the starting point guard for the team.

WNBA career[edit]

After the ABL folded, Powell was drafted 50th overall in the 1999 WNBA Draft by the Orlando Miracle. Half way through the 2002 WNBA season she was traded to the Detroit Shock in exchange for Wendy Palmer. In November 2005, Powell was selected by the Chicago Sky in the expansion draft. During the 2006 WNBA season, she was waived by the Sky. Four days later, the Detroit Shock signed her as a free agent. During the 2008 WNBA season (when not injured), Powell started all 16 of the games she played. She shot 49% from the field (second best in career).


  1. ^ Elaine Powell. basketball-reference.com