Hamblin, Angela (1998)
Hawkeye grad, Hamblin was originally drafted in the third round (23rd overall) by the Washington Mystics
in the 1998 WNBA Draft
. She was waived by the Mystics on June 10, 1998 and signed by the Detroit Shock on July 18 of that same year. Hamblin played six games for the Shock that season and was waived on May 6, 1999.
Hamblin Bio and Statistics
The Shock selected Hammond out of Vanderbilt
with the 12th pick in the third round (No. 44 overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft
. Detroit waived her on May 21, 2000.
Founded in 1868, Hampton University is the alma mater of Detroit Shock Assistant Coach Rick Mahorn.
The Shock made Haney out of Notre Dame the 47th overall pick (third round) in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Detroit waived her on May 23, 2002.
After finishing her collegiate career at Alabama, Harris went undrafted in 1998, signing with the WNBA as a free agent and being assigned to the Shock on May 2, 1998. Detroit waived Harris on June 1, 1998.
Hawaii, University of
The University of Hawaii began competing in women's basketball during the 1974-75 season and has five NCAA Tournament appearances to its credit. Shock free agent signee Amy Sanders attended the University of Hawaii.
Hlede, Korie (1998-1999)
A Duquesne University
grad, Hlede was originally drafted in the first round (4th overall) by the Detroit Shock in the 1998 WNBA Draft
. Hlede spent a season and a half with the Shock before being traded along with Cindy Brown
to the Utah Starzz
in exchange for Olympia Scott-Richardson
and Wendy Palmer
. Hlede spent 1999-2001 with the Starzz before being traded to New York
for the Liberty's first round pick (No. 14 Overall) in the 2002 WNBA Draft
. She signed with the Detroit Shock as a free agent on May 1, 2003 but retired from WNBA competition on May 13, 2003. She immediately accepted a position as an assistant coach on the Shock staff, and helped lead Detroit to the 2003 WNBA Championship
Hlede Bio and Statistics
Holland-Corn, Kedra (2003, 2006)
Kedra Holland-Corn graduated from the University of Georgia
in 1997. She was drafted by the Sacramento Monarchs
in the second round (14th overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft
. Following four seasons as a starter in Sacramento, Holland-Corn was traded along with a second round pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft
to Detroit in exchange for Kara Lawson
on April 29, 2003. Holland-Corn was a key contributor to Detroit's 2003 WNBA Championship
team, but was traded to the Houston Comets
, along with a second round pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft
, in exchange for Houston's first and third round picks in 2004. Holland-Corn and the Comets parted ways towards the end of the 2004 WNBA Season and she was out of the league until the Shock signed her as a free agent on February 1st, 2006 where she once again helped Detroit to a WNBA title
. Holland-Corn announced her retirement from the WNBA on April 13, 2007.
Holland-Corn Bio and Statistics
Holmes-Harris, Joy (2000)
Joy Holmes-Harris graduated from Purdue University
and was drafted by the Seattle Reign
in the eighth round (No. 58 Overall) of the 1996 ABL Draft
, however she did not sign with the team at that time. Holmes-Harris did join the Reign for the 1997-98 ABL Season and was later selected by the Nashville Noise
in the third round of the 1998 ABL Expansion Draft
. After the ABL ceased operations during the 1998-99 season, Holmes-Harris was allocated to the Detroit Shock on May 7, 2000. Detroit waived her on May 27, 2001.
Holmes-Harris Bio and Statistics
The Houston Angels were one of the original eight WBL franchises. Future Shock coach Greg Williams served as an assistant coach with the Angels in their first two seasons helping lead them to the 1978-79 WBL Championship.
The Houston Comets are one of the original eight WNBA teams. They are located in Houston, Texas and play out of Reliant Arena
. For its first seven seasons, Houston played its home games at the Compaq Center
. They moved to the Toyota Center
in 2004 before moving to Reliant Arena in 2008. Houston won the WNBA title in each of the league's first four seasons. Players who have played for both the Comets and the Shock are Edwina Brown
, Dominique Canty
, Kedra Holland-Corn
and Sheila Lambert
. Stacy Stephens
, who later played for Detroit, was originally drafted by the Comets although Houston waived her before she ever played in a regular season game.
Houston, University of
The University of Houston, established in 1927, launched its women’s basketball program for the 1975-76 collegiate season. Over the years, the Cougars have made four NCAA Tournament appearances. Chandi Jones played for the University of Houston and the Detroit Shock and former Shock coach Greg Williams was the head coach at Houston from 1985-90. Darla Simpson, who was a member of Detroit's 2000 Training Camp roster, also played for the Cougars.
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