Elaine Powell

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Elaine Powell
Personal information
Born (1975-08-09) August 9, 1975 (age 41)
Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Career information
High school Carroll (Monroe, Louisiana)
College Pearl River CC (1993–1995)
LSU (1995–1997)
WNBA draft 1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Orlando Miracle
Playing career 1997–2008
Position Point guard
Career history
1997–1998 Portland Power (ABL)
1999–2002 Orlando Miracle
2002–2005 Detroit Shock
2006 Chicago Sky
2006–2008 Detroit Shock
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Elaine Powell (born August 9, 1975) is a professional basketball player. A point guard born in Monroe, Louisiana, 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