July 5, 1985 |
|Listed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Listed weight||155 lb (70 kg)|
|High school||Melrose (Memphis, Tennessee)|
|College||SW Tennessee CC (2006–2007)|
|WNBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Comets|
|2011–present||Dobrí anjeli Košice|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Ashley Shields (born July 5, 1985) is an American professional women's basketball player, most recently with the Detroit Shock of the WNBA. Shields, who attended Southwest Tennessee Community College, became the first WNBA player drafted out of a community college. The Houston Comets took her with the eighth pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft.
Shields debuted in 2007, appearing in 26 games her rookie season, averaging 5.3 points per game for the Comets. She played in just three games in 2008 before being waived. She was eventually signed by the Detroit Shock, appearing in seven regular season games and averaging 3.1 points per game. Shields also appeared in three playoff games during the Shock's title run, scoring two points.
Shields was traded to the Atlanta Dream before the 2009 season, but was waived before play began.
Shields signed with Israeli women's team Elitzur-Maccabi Netanya in 2008, and became the leading scorer in the Israeli women's league. In 2011, she left the team to join Dobri Anjeli Kosice in Slovakia.