Becky Hammon and Sophia Young Named to All-Decade Team
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Silver Stars announced today that team co-captains Becky Hammon and Sophia Young are the final two All-Decade Team honorees. Hammon and Young join the eight other All-Decade Team members, who were selected in a vote by fans, team staff and local and national media to commemorate the Silver Stars 10th Anniversary season.
Hammon has played for the Silver Stars for the past six seasons, guiding the team to the 2008 Western Conference title and six-consecutive postseason appearances. She has played in 212 career games with San Antonio, averaging 5.2 assists and 17.4 points per game. A four-time WNBA All-Star with the Silver Stars and one of the Top 15 Players in league history, Hammon holds numerous franchise single-game, single-season and career records.
Young has played for the Silver Stars for the past seven seasons, after being originally selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft out of Baylor. Young helped guide the Silver Stars to the 2008 Western Conference title. She has played in 255 career games with San Antonio, averaging 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 15.8 points per game. A four-time WNBA All-Star selection, Young is the teams career leader in points scored with 4,029.
Complete All-Decade Team Roster
Seasons with San Antonio
The Silver Stars All-Decade Team was compiled to honor the teams ten years in Texas, after the franchise relocated from Utah in 2003. On August, 20, the Silver Stars announced the names of 26 nominees for the All-Decade Team, as selected by team staff. In order to be selected for the ballot, players must have played in a minimum of 50 games with the team between 2003 and 2012. Consideration was also given to factors including on court performance and ability, leadership, sportsmanship and community service, as well as contributions to team success and overall growth of the Silver Stars franchise.
The Silver Stars will make their sixth-consecutive WNBA Playoff appearance against the Los Angeles Sparks in the Western Conference Semifinals beginning on Thursday, Sept. 27 in Los Angeles. The Silver Stars host the Sparks in game two of the best-of-three series on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Freeman Coliseum. Tickets start at $8 with lower level seats available for $20. Visit www.sasilverstars.com or call a Silver Stars representative at (210) 444-5090 for more information.