April 23, 2008
Tamika Catchings and Alison Bales, members of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, are set to take the court with U.S. Sen. Barack Obama in the upcoming “3-on-3 Challenge for Change” basketball game. Marion High School Junior Blake Hancock was selected by the Obama campaign to play the senator in a game of three-on-three after Hancock collected more than 150 Hoosier voter registration forms.
Hancock will choose two friends to play in the game with Obama. Bales and Kory McKay, a freshman at Indiana University-Kokomo, who also completed the challenge, will round out the line-up.
Bales, a 6-7 Duke grad, plays center for the Fever. Catchings is an Olympic gold medalist and was a star at the University of Tennessee. She is still rehabilitating from an injury and will referee the game.
The date of the game has not yet been set.