SPORTS: Washington Mystics

#2 Michelle Snow - Center

  • POSITION: Center
  • HEIGHT: 6'5''
  • WEIGHT: 158
  • BIRTHPLACE: Pensacola, Florida
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/20/80
  • AGE: 32

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Michelle Snow BIO:

2012: Started in 21 out of 32 games played.  Averaged 20.1 minutes per game.  Scored 5.9 points per game.  Grabbed 5.4 rebounds per game.  Posted two double-doubles.  Shot .523 from the field.  Led the team in rebounds in 12 contests.  Missed the last two games due to a sore knee.  Reached her 3,000th career point with 3:24 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Mystics 77-79 loss to the Minnesota Lynx on May 30.

2011: In her first season with the Sky, Snow played all 34 games starting in 30.  She averaged 5.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.  Snow passed the 8,000-minute mark for career minutes played.  On July 1st, Snow recorded her 321st block and fished the season with 351 blocks for her career.  Snow now is 8th among the WNBA’s all-time leaders in blocks.  Her best game came on July 9th vs. Atlanta where she scored 13 points, recorded six blocks, and grabbed seven rebounds.  On August 25th, Snow played her 205th consecutive game passing Tamika Whitmore for the 13th longest streak in WNBA history. 

2010: Snow was a member of the San Antonio Silver Stars.  She played in 36 games, and averaged 10.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.  Finished with a 56.2% field goal percentage. 

2009: Played in 34 games for Atlanta.  Averaged 5.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 34 games.  Helped Atlanta reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history following the team’s 4-30 finish in their inaugural season in 2008.  Scored a season-high 17 points on 8-of-13 made field goal attempts on Sept. 5 at Phoenix.  At Detroit on July 22, recorded season highs in rebounds (12), blocks (3) and minutes (31).  Played in two playoff games for the Dream, averaging 4.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. 

2008: Started in all 34 games for the Comets.  Averaged 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 blocks per game.   Led the team in rebounding.  Second-leading scorer on the team.  Finished second on the team in field goal percentage (.529).  Ranked fourth in the league in field goal percentage.  Ranked 11th in rebounds per game.

2007:Started in all 34 games for the Comets.  Averaged 10.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 blocks per game. 

2006: Started all 34 games for the Comets.  Averaged 13 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.  Recorded career-high averages for points and rebounds.  Named to the All-Star team and dunked in the All-Star game.  Recorded a career-high 23 rebounds against Minnesota on August 4. 

2005: Appeared in 33 games, starting all of them.  Averaged 12 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.  Shot a career-high .551 from the field. 

2004: Appeared in 31 games, starting all 31. Averaged 8.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. 

2003: Started all 34 games for the Comets.  Averaged 9.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game.  Named the league’s Most Improved Player.  Recorded a career-high eight blocks against San Antonio on June 20. 

2002: Played in 32 games, including two starts.  Averaged 3.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 15 minutes per game.

In the Playoffs: Holds averages of 4.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in four playoff games with Detroit (1) and Houston (3).  In Houston’s 2003 First Round series vs. Sacramento, she set or tied her playoff best in points with six in Game one on August 29, in assists with four in Game two on August 31, as well as in rebounds with five in both Game two on August 31 and Game three on September 2.  In Detroit’s 60-54 loss vs. Charlotte on August 24 in the First Round of the 1999 WNBA Playoffs, registered six points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in her first playoff appearance. 

Off-Season: Played in Russia

College: Averaged 10.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game during her career at Tennessee.  Became the 25th Lady Vol to register 1,000 career points.  Associated Press All-American Honorable mention as a senior.  Selected to WBCA All-Star Team in 2002.  Recorded three dunks during her collegiate career.  All-SEC Second Team as a sophomore

Personal: Oldest of five siblings.  Nickname is “Shell”.  Mother Rosa, who lived with chronic inflammatory disease lupus for more than 13 years, passed away in 2004 from complications associated with the disease.  To honor her mother’s legacy she hopes to increase awareness of lupus by raising money for treatment and to find a cure.  Has a degree in psychology from Tennessee.  Credits high school coach, Alison Davis, as being her biggest sports influence.  Hobbies include reading, writing poetry and traveling.

Career Transactions

Signed as a free agent on February 9, 2012

Traded to the Chicago Sky in 2011

Acquired by San Antonio on March 11, 2010

Signed by Atlanta on February 18, 2009

Selected by the Houston Comets in the first round (10th overall) of the 2002 WNBA Draft

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