Sam, a forward for the Miami Sol in the East conference of the WNBA,
graduated from Vanderbilt in 1996. During her senior year, she earned
Kodak All-American honors and held the single game scoring record with 39
points until it was recently broken by Chantelle Anderson.
After starting slowly in the first few games this season, Sam has
scored in double figures in the last 14 games, including a career high 27
points against Detroit on June 28. She is currently averaging 15.1 points
This will be Sam's first appearance in a WNBA All-Star game in her four
years in the WNBA, but it isn't her first experience as a professional
all-star. After graduation she was drafted by the San Jose Lasers of
the now-defunct American Basketball League. During her stint with the
ABL, she was a two-time All-Star.
After the ABL folded in December of 1998, Sam was drafted in the WNBA
draft of 1999 by the Orlando Miracle and started all 32 games that
season. The following summer, however, Sam was waived by the Miracle just
before the season. The Sol, an expansion team in 2000, picked her up
immediately, and she was been a mainstay of the team ever since.
The WNBA All-Star Game will be held on July 15 at the MCI Center in
Washington, DC, at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN.
Sheri Sam selected to WNBA All-Star Team
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