Sancho Lyttle

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Sancho Lyttle
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WNBA's Atlanta Dream  – No. 20
Born (1983-09-20) September 20, 1983 (age 31)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Nationality Spanish
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
College Kingstown, Houston
Draft 5th overall, 2005
Houston Comets
WNBA career 2005–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Houston Comets (2005–2008)
Atlanta Dream (2009–present)
Non-WNBA teams
CB Puig d'en Valls (2006–2009)
CB Avenida (2009–2011)
Ros Casares Valencia (2011–2012)
Galatasaray (2012–present)
Awards and honors
WNBA All-Star (2009, 2010)
Bronze medal in 2010 World Championships

Sancho Lyttle (born September 20, 1983) is a Spanish professional basketball player born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Early life[edit]

Sancho Lyttle was born to Evelyn Little and Burt Cain. Members of her family spell their surname 'Lyttle' or 'Little'. Sancho has a younger brother, Xavier Little. Sancho attended St. Vincent Girls' High School where she played net ball and ran various Track and Field events. She never played basketball until prompted to do so after her move to the United States. She and three other girls from her country were requested by her Junior College and current assistant coach for the University of Houston Women's team Wade Scott who offered to teach them how to play the game of basketball.

College years[edit]

Sancho Lyttle played collegiate basketball at Clarendon College before transferring to the University of Houston from 2003–2005 where she currently holds the record for single season rebound average (2004–2005), offensive rebounds (04-05) and most rebounds in a single season (04-05). She also holds the career record for highest rebounding average.

Post-collegiate career[edit]

When the Houston Comets folded in 2008, she was selected first in the dispersal draft by the Atlanta Dream.

She played for Ibiza in Spain during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season.[1] From 2009 to 2011, she played with CB Avenida and won the EuroLeague Women 2010–11. Currently plays for Galatasaray Medical Park. She is a member of the Spain women's national basketball team.

She is currently a power forward in the WNBA for the Atlanta Dream. Through her career, she has scored 1,505 points, collected 1,041 rebounds, and has 200 assists, 242 steals, and 96 blocks through six seasons. She was the fifth overall draft pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft, out of Houston.

In 2010 she had career highs in points and rebounds with 27 and 20, respectively.

Awards and achievements[edit]


  • First WNBA player from St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Did not play basketball until she was 17 years old
  • Is one of only six players to ever record a slam dunk in a collegiate basketball game while with the University of Houston.
  • Was hospitalized for a number of days in 2010 after being knocked unconscious for a little over a minute by an incidental elbow during a game. Recovered and played 13 days later.[3]