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Michelle Snow

Michelle Snow
WNBA's Free Agent
Forward/Center (basketball)
Born (1980-03-20) March 20, 1980
Pensacola, Florida
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
College Tennessee
Draft 10th overall, 2002
Houston Comets
WNBA career 2002–present
WNBA teams
Houston Comets (2002–2008)
Atlanta Dream (2009)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2010)
Chicago Sky (2011-2012)
Washington Mystics (2012-2013)
Awards and honors
WNBA All-Star (2005, 2006)

Donnette Jé-Michelle Snow (born March 20, 1980 in Pensacola, Florida, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player from the WNBA, most recently played for the Washington Mystics.


  • High school years 1
  • College years 2
  • USA Basketball 3
  • WNBA career 4
  • NWBL career 5
  • Overseas career 6
  • Notes 7
  • External links 8

High school years

Snow led Pensacola High School to the state championship and was named "Miss Basketball" in 1998. Snow was named a WBCA All-American.[1] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game

College years

Snow was a psychology major at the University of Tennessee. She played alongside Tennessee graduates like Kara Lawson. On November 30, 2000, Snow became just the third woman in NCAA college basketball history to dunk during a game. She did so against the University of Illinois, University of South Carolina and Vanderbilt University.

USA Basketball

She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei.[2]

Snow was named to the National Team representing the USA at the 2006 World Championships, held in Barueri and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The team won eight of their nine contests, but the lone loss came in the semifinal medal round to Russia. The USA beat Brazil in the final game to earn the bronze medal. Snow averaged 2.8 points per game and was second on the team with six blocks.[3]

WNBA career

Snow was drafted 10th overall in the 1st round of the 2002 WNBA Draft. Her nickname is "Shell". Snow has a 7'1" reach which helped her to become one of the best shot blockers in the WNBA.

In 2003, Snow was named most improved player of the year.

In the 2006 WNBA all-star game, Michelle Snow became the second WNBA player to dunk in an all-star game.

After the Comets disbanded in late 2008, she later played for the Atlanta Dream. In the 2010 offseason, she was traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars.

NWBL career

Snow played on the championship team of the 2003 Houston Stealth in the NWBL.

Overseas career

She played for Ramla in Israel during the 2007-08 WNBA off-season.[4] She had been playing for Salamanca in Spain during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season.[5] During the 2009-2012 off-seasons she has been playing for Dynamo Kursk in the Russian Superleague A.


  1. ^ "1998 WBCA High School All-Americans". WBCA. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "2000 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  3. ^ "FIFTEENTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 2006". USA Basketball. Retrieved 13 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ Offseason 2007-08: Overseas Roster
  5. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster

External links

  • WNBA Player Profile
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