Catchings To Report On Sunday
Tamika Catchings will report to Fever training camp on Sunday, practicing for the first time during a workout scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Finish Line Court.
A 2004 Olympic gold medalist, four-time WNBA All-Star and the 2005 & 2006 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Catchings has been out of the country since January. She played professionally in Korea before training in Italy with the 2007-08 USA Senior Women’s National Team during April. She will be the third veteran player to report to the Fever camp, bringing the total number of participants to nine – in advance of the Fever’s preseason opener next Saturday, May 5.
Beginning her seventh WNBA season, Catchings was the leading vote-getter for the 2006 WNBA All-Star Game. She finished the 2006 campaign ranked among the WNBA’s Top 10 in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks – accomplishing the feat for just the second time in league history – and repeating the same feat she accomplished as a rookie in 2002. The only person to accomplish the feat, she joins Sheryl Swoopes as the only players in WNBA history to rank among career Top 25 leaders in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, 3-point field goals and free throws.