Check out Professional Basketball Player Chamique Holdsclaw! She’s back in the game after retiring in 2007 and has signed on with the Atlanta Dream. Read Chamique Holdsclaw’s biography below and see video after the jump.
Professional basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw has decided to come out of retirement. Holdsclaw has signed on with the Atlanta Dream. Her return to the WNBA has fans everywhere in a blissful state and they’re not the only ones:
“It’s like my own personal freedom. I’m going to do what I want to do, and I’m going to feel good about it. It’s very personal to me.”
After finding an inner peace and coping with a troubled childhood, Chamique says that returning to the game has her “excited. I don’t think I’ve ever said that before.” Read more on Chamique Holdsclaw below.
As a biography, Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw is 32 years of age and hails from New York. Holdsclaw attended Christ The King Regional High School where she played basketball. Her team made it to four straight New York State Championships.
In 1995, Chamique went on to college at the University of Tennessee. In the three years that followed the pro ball player and her team went on to the NCAA’s Women’s Basketball Championships. While there Chamique also won the Kodak All-America award four times, was awarded the James E. Sullivan Award, was accepted into the women’s collegiate basketball silver anniversary team and made NCAA history after earning over 3,000 points.
In 1999 WBNA draft Holdsclaw was picked up by the Washington Mystics. In her first year she was named Rookie of the Year and made it to the Olympic team. Her sucess on the court would however took a turn when she suffered an ankle injury and ended her 2004 season early due to depression. Maintaining her privacy Chamique did not discuss much but after a tough childhood with an alcoholic mother and sick father, Holdsclaw had a lot to deal with.
In 2005 she was traded to the the Los Angeles Sparks. Only two years later Chamique announced her retirement from the game.
More photos and a video of Chamique Holdsclaw are below.