Girls Professional Basketball Players

from Michigan High Schools

Last Updated: July 11, 2012
This listing is comprised of players who ATTENDED high school in Michigan before playing professional basketball. Few professional options have existed for the women.  This is what I've been able to assemble so far.

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Player Senior Year High School College Teams League
Markita Aldridge Woods 1991 Detroit Martin Luther King  North Carolina-Charlotte Columbus (ABL), Washington WNBA
Laurie Byrd

1979

Flint Hamady Eastern Michigan San Jose, Atlanta ABL
Cheryl Clark

1967

Munising - All American Red Heads, Milwaukee, Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL)
Daedra Charles

1986

Detroit St. Martin dePorres Tennessee Los Angeles WNBA
Kathy DeBoer

1974

Grand Rapids Christian Michigan State Minnesota  Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL)
Tonya Edwards 1986 Flint Northwestern Tennessee Charlotte  WNBA
Kristin Haynie

 2001

Mason Michigan State Sacramento WNBA
Dena Head 1987 Plymouth-Salem Tennessee Utah, Phoenix WNBA
Stacey Lovelace 1991 Southfield Purdue New England ABL, Seattle, Minnesota WNBA ABL and WNBA
Tawana McDonald 1997 Flint Northern Georgia Indiana WNBA
Pamela McGee 1980 Flint Northern USC,  1984 Olympic Gold Sacramento  WNBA 
Deanna Nolan 1996 Flint Northern Georgia Detroit WNBA
Franthea Price 1985 River Rouge Iowa Sacramento  WNBA
Kristen Rasmussen

 1995

Okemos Michigan State Miami, Utah, Indiana, Houston, Charlotte WNBA
Maxann Reese 1995 Redford Bishop Borgess Michigan State Sacramento  WNBA
Denise Sharps 1973 Muskegon Heights Indiana State Iowa. Chicago, Minnesota  Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL)
Jennifer Smith

1999

DeWitt Michigan New York  WNBA
Aiysha Smith Spears 1998 Redford Bishop Borgess Louisiana State University Washington WNBA
Stacy Thomas

1995

Flint Southwestern Academy Michigan Portland, Phoenix, Detroit WNBA
Michele VanGorp 1995 Clinton Township Chippewa Valley Purdue/Duke New York, Portland, Minnesota WNBA

Special thanks to Gwendolyn Burton, John Molina and Andy Frushour for the additions!

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