Michelle Snow

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Michelle Snow
Michelle Snow WNBA.jpg
Snow in 2011.
Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1980-03-20) March 20, 1980 (age 35)
Pensacola, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Pensacola (Pensacola, Florida)
College Tennessee (1998–2002)
WNBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Houston Comets
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2008 Houston Comets
2009 Atlanta Dream
2010 San Antonio Silver Stars
2011–2012 Chicago Sky
2012–2013 Washington Mystics
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Donnette Jé-Michelle Snow (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player from the WNBA, most recently played for the Washington Mystics.

High school years[edit]

Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Snow led Pensacola High School to the state championship and was named "Miss Basketball" in 1998. Snow was named a WBCA All-American.[1] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game

College years[edit]

Snow was a psychology major at the University of Tennessee. She played alongside Tennessee graduates like Kara Lawson. On November 30, 2000, Snow became just the third woman in NCAA college basketball history to dunk during a game. She did so against the University of Illinois, University of South Carolina and Vanderbilt University.

USA Basketball[edit]

She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei.[2]

Snow was named to the National Team representing the USA at the 2006 World Championships, held in Barueri and São Paulo, Brazil. The team won eight of their nine contests, but the lone loss came in the semifinal medal round to Russia. The USA beat Brazil in the final game to earn the bronze medal. Snow averaged 2.8 points per game and was second on the team with six blocks.[3]

WNBA career[edit]

Snow was drafted 10th overall in the 1st round of the 2002 WNBA Draft. Her nickname is "Shell". Snow has a 7'1"[citation needed] reach which helped her to become one of the best shot blockers in the WNBA.

In 2003, Snow was named most improved player of the year.

In the 2006 WNBA all-star game, Michelle Snow became the second WNBA player to dunk in an all-star game.

After the Comets disbanded in late 2008, she later played for the Atlanta Dream. In the 2010 offseason, she was traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars.

NWBL career[edit]

Snow played on the championship team of the 2003 Houston Stealth in the NWBL.

Overseas career[edit]

She played for Ramla in Israel during the 2007-08 WNBA off-season.[4] She had been playing for Salamanca in Spain during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season.[5] During the 2009-2012 off-seasons she has been playing for Dynamo Kursk in the Russian Superleague A.


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