An American professional basketball player with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles (born October 6, 1985) (WNBA). It was Fowles, a free agent signee in 2015, who earned the WNBA Finals MVP award and was also awarded WNBA Defensive Player of the Year for the third time in 2016, before going on to win MVP honors in 2017. WNBA career rebound leader Rebekkah Brunson will be overtaken by Fowles in 2020.
Sylvia Fowles Injury
With damage to her right knee cartilage, Minnesota Lynx Center Sylvia Fowles has been ruled permanently out.
When the injury occurred, it was during a game between the Philadelphia Union and the New York Liberty on Tuesday. Fowles, who is playing in her final WNBA season, is averaging 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game during her last 12 outings so far. As a result, she is presently leading the league in field goal percentage (64.1) and rebounds per game.
When she played with the Lynx, she won two WNBA championships and was named the game’s MVP twice. She spent seven seasons with the Chicago Sky before joining this team. After four years at LSU, she was picked second in the 2008 NBA draught.
Minneapolis has a 3-9 record and is last in the Western Conference.
As a freshman, Fowles appeared in all 36 of LSU’s games and helped the club go to the NCAA Final Four. Once again she started all 35 games and helped the team to a Final Four appearance as a sophomore. Another Final Four appearance and All-American honors were hers as a junior at Louisiana State University.
Before her senior year, Fowles was named to the All-American team. On November 21, 2007, she became the sixth woman to dunk in an American collegiate game when she did it during a game between the Lady Tigers and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
It was during a game against Miami University in December 2007 that the meniscus in Fowles’ right knee was partially torn. For the rest of the season, she was sidelined after having surgery.
This is Fowles’ second straight SEC Player of the Year award. March 24, 2008, the NCAA tournament game saw her break the all-time SEC rebounding record. In her senior year, she guided LSU to the NCAA Final Four.
Fowles was a member of the United States team that competed in the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey. At the end of the game against China, she tallied 23 points for her side. She scored 25 points in the team’s 118–67 victory over Russia in the semi-finals of the tournament. Fowles led the squad to a perfect 7-0 record and the gold medal. He averaged 15.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
Fowles is a member of the U.S. women’s national basketball team and won a gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
This time around, Fowles was invited back to the USA Basketball Women’s National Training Camp in the fall of 2009. Basketball teams such as those playing in this year’s FIBA World Championship and Olympics are typically recruited from this pool of competitors. This year’s UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational was held in Russia, where the team finished training camp.
This year’s WNBA vs USA Basketball matchup has named Fowles as a member of the USA Basketball National Team.
For the FIBA World Championship for Women, which will be contested in the Czech Republic in September and October of 2010, this game replaces the WNBA All-Star game with the WNBA All-Stars versus USA Basketball matchup.
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