Jessica Breland

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Jessica Breland
Jessica Breland at Connecticut.jpg
WNBA's Chicago Sky  – No. 51
Born (1988-02-23) February 23, 1988 (age 27)
New York City[1]
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
College North Carolina
Draft 13th overall, 2011
Minnesota Lynx
WNBA career 2011–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
New York Liberty (2011)
Connecticut Sun (2011)
Indiana Fever (2013)
Chicago Sky (2014-present)
Awards and honors
WNBA All-Star (2014)

Jessica Nicole Breland (born February 23 1988 in Brooklyn, New York City) is a basketball player who most currently plays for the Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association.

High School[edit]

Growing up in Kelford, North Carolina,[1] Jessica Breland attended Bertie High School in Windsor where she was a 3 sport athlete participating in volleyball and track & field and basketball. In her senior year she averaged 22 points per game and 12 rebounds for the Falcons basketball team. She was an All-American selection by McDonald's, the WBCA, and Parade Magazine, 2nd team All-American selection by EA Sports, 3rd-Team Street and Smith's All-America pick, Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina as a senior, and a USA U18 Women's National Team Trials Invitee.[2]


In 2009, when playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels, Breland was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. She underwent chemotherapy and had to sit out the 2009-10 season, but recovered.[1]


Breland was selected in the second round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (13th overall) by the Minnesota Lynx.[3] She was then traded to New York. She signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Sky in 2014.


  1. ^ a b c Heyman, Brian (21 May 2011). "Rookie in W.N.B.A. Who Is Veteran in Life’s Lessons Faces Battle to Make Liberty". New York Times. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
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  3. ^ draft2011/draft_board.html 2011 WNBA Draft board