Senior Michelle Snow was selected tenth in this year's WNBA Draft by the Houston Comets. Snow, a four-year starter for the Lady Vols averaged 10.9 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game throughout her career.
The highlight of Snow's career has to be the three dunks she was able to successfully accomplish. In the brief existence of the WNBA, no player has yet to pull-off a dunk in a game. Snow could be the first. Snow's three dunks in NCAA competition ranks her tops as West Virginia's Georgeann Wells dunked twice during the 1984 to 1985 season and current Sting forward Charlotte Smith had a slam for North Carolina during the 1994 to 1995 season.
To go along with the dunks, Snow accumulated three All-SEC selections (two second team and one first team selection), AP All-America honorable mention two times, and a WBCA All-Star team selection.
Snow is sixth player from Tennessee drafted into the WNBA. Chamique Holdsclaw leads the list as the top player taken in 1999. Tamika Catchings was selected third in 2001 while Tonya Edwards was taken seventh in 1999. Daedra Charles and Dena Head were part of the Elite Draft while Bridgette Gordon was assigned to a team by the initial allocation when the league began.
Snow will be looked to sure up Houston's front court. Snow will join fellow Tennessee grad Tiffani Johnson (6-4) and Russian Elena Shakirova (6-3) in the post. Houston also recently added 6-4 forward Rebecca Lobo to add some more height to the Comet lineup.
Comets pick Snow in draft
Published: Mon Apr 22, 2002 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 04:16 p.m.