Former WNBA star Swin Cash has reportedly been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, with the official announcement to come Saturday at the men’s Final Four in New Orleans.
The lone WNBA inductee this season, Cash played six seasons with the Detroit Shock, averaging 12.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
A four-time WNBA All-Star, she also played with the Seattle Storm, Chicago Sky, Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty during her 15-year career. Over 479 career games, she averaged 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists. She was named to the “W25,” a list of the WNBA’s best 25 players of all time, in September.
She helped lead the Shock to two WNBA championships, in 2003 and 2006, before being traded to the Storm in 2008. She also won two Olympic gold medals on Team USA and helped lead UConn to two NCAA titles before being selected second overall in the 2002 WNBA draft behind teammate Sue Bird.
Cash now works for the New Orleans Pelicans in their front office.
Bird, who won a WNBA title with Cash in 2010 while she was with the Storm, reacted to the news on Twitter.
https://t.co/iDgFnlChuJ pic.twitter.com/3AY6d9xqw7— Sue Bird (@S10Bird) April 1, 2022
This year marked Cash’s third time Cash as a finalist for the Hall of Fame. NBA stars Manu Ginobili and Tim Hardaway, former NBA coach George Karl and longtime West Virginia coach Bob Huggins also reportedly will be inducted.