Delisha Milton -Jones ( born September 11, 1974 in Riceboro, Georgia, United States) is a professional basketball player. She currently plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association in the position of forwards.
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College ( 1993-1997 )
Milton -Jones studied from 1993 to 1997 at the University of Florida where she received her degree in sports management in 1997, they also took mass communication as a minor. During her time at the College Milton - Jones played the Gators for the women's basketball team at the University. Although the great success mannschaftliche failed to during this time for Milton -Jones, she could still win some individual awards, such as the Wade Trophy in 1997.
ABL (1997 to 1998)
Your professional career began in Milton - Jones in the American Basketball League with the Portland Power, which they picked in the 1997 ABL Draft in the first round to the second overall spot. She played only in the 1997/98 season for the Powers since the league was disbanded after this season. Therefore, she moved like many other players in the ABL in the WNBA.
WNBA (since 1999)
Delisha was finally selected the WNBA 1999 draft by the Los Angeles Sparks in the first round at the fourth position overall. Already in her first season for the Sparks, she stood still in the starting lineup, which no one managed by the Sparks except Lisa Leslie. On the side of Leslie, she managed with the Sparks in the first two seasons the leap into the Conference Finals, where, however, both times last stop for them and the Sparks. In the 2001 season, she was not the first time in all games in the starting lineup, yet they still got 29.3 minutes with a lot of playing time, as well as she could for the second time in a row to break the 10 - point mark with an average of 10.3 points. But the biggest success this season was undoubtedly winning the championship. This feat could be repeated in the following season with the Sparks. In the 2003 season she stood with a playing time of 35 minutes per game almost always the entire season on the field. This they achieved with 13.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in both categories, a new personal best, the latter is still valid today. During the 2004 season she was due to injury only in the first 19 games for the Sparks in the game. After the 2004 season, she was transferred for Chamique Holdsclaw and a first-round pick in the WNBA Draft 2005 on the Washington Mystics. While she regularly reached the playoffs with the Sparks she missed the 2005 season with the Mystics just the playoffs. In the 2006 season they had with their average of 14.6 points per game decisive role in ensuring that the Mystics for the fourth time in their history, reached the playoffs, but the playoffs were finished after the first round for them. On 22 April 2008 she was transferred for Taj McWilliams - Franklin and a first-round pick in the WNBA Draft 2009 back to the Sparks. In the 2008 season, they still got a lot of playing time and was an important player on the side of Leslie and Candace Parker. This season, they reached the Sparks already for the fifth time, the Conference Finals, after the Seattle Storm had surprisingly defeated. However, they had no chance in the Finals against the San Antonio Silver Stars. In February 2009, Sparks announced that they extended the contract with Delisha by three years to 2012.
Milton -Jones won with the U.S. national basketball team at the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000, and in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing the gold medal. They also won in 1998 and 2002 and the World Cup.
European teams ( since 2001)
The annual WNBA season break benefits Milton -Jones to play in different European basketball teams. In 2003, she won the Euro League Women with UMMC Ekaterinburg. This success could be repeated in 2006 with the Gambrinus Brno. Since 2006 she is a member of the Ros Casares Valence
- 2008 Gold medal at the Summer Olympics
- 2007 Gold Medal at the Tournament of Americas
- Bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship
- 2002 Gold medal at the FIBA World Championships
- 2002 Gold Medal at the Opals World Challenge
- 2000 Gold medal at the Summer Olympics
- 1998 Gold medal at the FIBA World Championships
- 1997 Gold medal at the World University Games