UNC Women's Basketball Alumni

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Jessica Breland battles to make WNBA

found the strength to persevere through six months of cancer treatment. She missed a season with the Tar Heels and returned as a redshirt senior. On draft day last month, the Liberty acquired Breland, a 6-foot-3 forward, from Minnesota, which selected her in the second round with the 13th overall pick. (New York Times)

One can't deny Marion Jones' resilience

It was just a regular afternoon this past summer, in a gym at the University of Tulsa, where you might have mistaken for somebody whose life hadn't completely collapsed. "Those are the moments I really cherished, where I wasn't in the spotlight," Jones said as she discussed her new book, "On the Right Track," and ": Press Pause," the "30 for 30" documentary about her that will debut Tuesday on ESPN (8 p.m. ET). (ESPN.com)

Marion Jones makes comeback with new book

Former Olympic gold medalist and UNC track star is speaking out in a new autobiography about being a star athlete and the performance-enhancing drugs that ultimately led to the end of her track and field career. “On the Right Track,” which was released Tuesday, chronicles her life since pleading guilty in October 2007 to lying to federal investigators looking into drug use among athletes. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Marion Jones: 'I really wish I wouldn't have lied'

What really wants you to know is she's sorry for lying to federal investigators about her drug use. That, and her role in a check-fraud scam, are what landed her in prison for six months in 2008, during which she spent a month and a half in solitary confinement after fighting another inmate. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Whirlwind: Title-winner Camille Little off to play ball in Israel

Catching up with these days isn’t easy. She’s fresh off winning her first WNBA title with the Seattle Storm, but she’s also on the move, trying to figure out what time zone she’s in. “I’ve been home for a few days here in Winston staying with mom and dad,” Little said on her cell phone while driving to see friends in Chapel Hill. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Camille Little, Storm Win WNBA Title

Sue Bird jumped into Lauren Jackson’s arms to celebrate the Seattle Storm’s second WNBA championship and admitted that, after six years of waiting, this title was sweeter than the first. After losing in the first round of the playoffs five straight years following their first title, Bird, Jackson and the Storm are champions again. Former UNC standout had 15 points and seven rebounds for Seattle. (Tar Heel Blue)

Marion Jones pleased with progress in 1st season in WNBA

As her first season in the WNBA comes to a close, is pleased with her progress and committed to continuing her development. "I'm encouraged that every game I feel more confident," the former world-class sprinter said. "I feel I'm starting to get the hang of this basketball thing. I'm just encouraged that personally things are getting better." (Myrtle Beach Sun News)

Camille Little does a lot for Storm

refers to herself as having been "a mean girl" in college. She says this with a half smile, but she isn't really joking. This is a player almost disarmingly self-aware and candid. Little tells it like it is because she has no interest wasting time telling it any other way. But a mean girl? That's perhaps too harsh a self-assessment for the former UNC forward, who's now with the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm. (ESPN.com)

Tulsa Shock Signs Ivory Latta

A season of change continued for the Tulsa Shock on Monday as they signed veteran free-agent guard to a contract. In order to make room on the 11-player roster, rookie guard Natasha Lacy was placed on waivers. A former UNC standout, Latta has amassed career averages of seven points and two assists in her three years in the league with the Detroit Shock and Atlanta Dream. (FOX 23)

Marion Jones' transition to pro basketball proves to be 'a humbling experience'

Four of the players on ' 1994 NCAA championship team were shorter than she is. None of her teammates on the Shock is shorter or lighter than the 5-foot-10, 150-pound Jones. But do not be confused. There is enough of the champion left in Jones to push back against the notion expressed in a recent article that said she was struggling in the WNBA. (Los Angeles Times)
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