|No. 20 – Atlanta Dream|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
September 20, 1983 |
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|WNBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Comets|
|2006–2009||CB Puig d'en Valls|
|2011–2012||Ros Casares Valencia|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Sancho Lyttle (born September 20, 1983) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
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.
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.
She played for Ibiza in Spain during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season. From 2009 to 2011, she played with CB Avenida and won the EuroLeague Women 2010–11. She currently plays for Galatasaray Medical Park and is also a member of the Spanish women's national basketball team.
She currently plays the power forward position for the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA. Throughout 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
- 2009, 2010 WNBA All-Star
- Bronze medal in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women
- Named to the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women All-Tournament Team
- Gold medal in EuroBasket Women 2013
- FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year (2013)
- 2014—FIBA World Championship All-Star Five
- Silver medal in 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women
- First WNBA player from St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Sophia Young was the first WNBA player from St. Vincent)
- 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.
•Married to Amanda Barksdale (Amanda Lyttle)
- Offseason 2008–09: Overseas Roster
- "Moore named MVP of 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, headlines All-Star Five". FIBA.com. 05/10/2014. Retrieved 5 Oct 2014. Check date values in:
- Lyttle rebounds from big blow