Fever To Honor Charlotte Smith On Sunday

News Release | May 31, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever will honor the career of retired forward Charlotte Smith during pregame activities before Sunday’s game with the Washington Mystics, at Conseco Fieldhouse (6:00 p.m.). Smith, a former national player of the year while at the University of North Carolina, completed her eight-year WNBA career during her final two seasons with the Mystics (2005) and Fever (2006).

Smith is currently an assistant coach at her alma mater, helping guide the Tar Heels to the NCAA Final Four in 2005 and 2006. She announced her retirement as a player on Dec. 14, 2006, after appearing in just 18 games with the Fever last summer, due to injuries and the passing of her father.

Perhaps best known for her buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the 1994 NCAA Championship and for becoming the second collegiate women’s player ever to dunk in a game, Smith played three pro seasons in the American Basketball League before signing with the Charlotte Sting in the WNBA, in 1999.

Smith was a starter for the Sting for most of six seasons, where she teamed with current Fever center Tammy Sutton-Brown and helped Charlotte to the 2001 WNBA Finals. Smith averaged 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds through 237 games in her eight-year WNBA career.

The Fever hosts the Mystics to begin a stretch with eight games in 14 days. Single-game tickets for all Fever home games may be purchased at the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations or FeverBasketball.com. For season ticket information, call (317) 917-2500.