2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Sylvia Fowles

Position:Center
Height: 6'5' / 196 cms.
Weight: 200 lbs. / 91 kgs.
WNBA Team: Chicago Sky
School: Louisiana State '08
Twitter: @SylviaFowles

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medals: 2008 & 2012 Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament, 2006 Opals World Challenge, 2005 World University Games.
  • Silver Medals: 2008 Good Luck Beijing Tournament, 2003 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.
  • Attended the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas, was injured and unable to participate.
  • Competed on a pair of junior teams in 2003 and 2005 before being called up to the USA National Team in 2006 for the Australia-hosted Opals World Challenge. Since then Fowles has won two Olympic gold medals, one FIBA World Championship gold and aided the USA National Team to a 24-3 exhibition record.
  • Currently ranks seventh all-time among U.S. Olympic career record holders for rebounds (85) and eighth for field goal percentage (.643) through two Olympiads.
  • Missed the USA’s four exhibition games prior to the 2010 Worlds while rehabbing her right knee, from which a cyst was removed following the season.
  • Named game MVP after posting 23 points and eight boards for the USA National Team that defeated the WNBA Stars 99-72 in the “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: Stars at the Sun” game on July 10, 2010.
  • One of just four then-collegiate players named to the 2007-08 USA Women's National Team on March 6, 2007.
  • Leading scorer (15.0 ppg.) and rebounder (7.3 rpg.) for the 2005 USA World University Games Team that rolled through its competition for a 7-0 slate and the gold medal in Turkey; missed the first game to attend Sue Gunter's funeral, and finished the 20-team tournament ranked among all participants fifth for scoring, first for field goal percentage (.722), third for defensive rebounds per game (5.67) and ninth for rebounding.
  • Member of the 2003 USA Youth Development Festival South Team that won the silver medal and finished with a 2-3 record; pulled down a then-Festival record 18 rebounds in 23 minutes in the opening game before being sidelined for the rest of the game and tournament with a back injury.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 2 in 2008 by the Chicago Sky.
  • WNBA Defensive Player of the Year: 2011, 2013
  • All-WNBA first team: 2010, 2013
  • All-WNBA second team: 2011, 2012
  • All-Defensive first team: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • All-Defensive second team: 2008
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2008
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2009, 2011, 2013
  • EuroLeague Titles: 2009, 2010
  • EuroLeague All-Star Games: 2010, 2011
  • Aided the Sky in 2013 to a 24-10 mark, its best record in franchise history, the Eastern Conference regular season title and the Sky’s first playoff berth; averaged 16.3 ppg. and a league-best 11.5 rpg.
  • Competed five seasons in Europe, two for Spartak Moscow Region (Russia, 2008-09 and 2009-10), and three for Galatasaray (Turkey, 2010-11 through 2012-13)
  • Ranked second in the WNBA for rebounds in 2012 (10.4 rpg.) and 2011 (10.2).
  • Sidelined for much of her WNBA rookie season, averaged 10.5 ppg., 7.5 rpg. and 2.1 bpg., which would have placed her third and second, respectively, among rookie leaders had she played enough games to qualify.

Collegiate Notes:

  • During her four years, helped lead LSU to a 125-21 record (.856), three Southeastern Conference regular season titles, twice earning perfect league records, and four NCAA Final Fours.
  • NCAA All-Final Four (2008) and NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2006, 2007, 2008).
  • WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year (2008).
  • USBWA, Associated Press, ESPN.com and WBCA/State Farm and Wooden All-America Team (2008).
  • Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden Award and Naismith and Senior C.L.A.S.S. award finalist (2008).
  • SEC Player of the Year and SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2008), All-SEC first team and SEC All-Tournament Team (2006, 2007, 2008), SEC Sixth Woman of the Year (2005), All-SEC second team (2005) and SEC All-Freshman Team (2005).
  • Ranks No. 1 among all-time SEC and LSU career rebounders with 1,570 rebounds and owns both the SEC and LSU records for double-doubles with 86, including 10 in NCAA Tournament action.
  • The only player in LSU history with at least 2,000 points, 1,500 rebounds and 300 blocked shots

Personal Notes:

  • Born on October 6, 1985, in Miami, Florida, hails from Liberty City, Florida.
  • Daughter of Arrittio Fowles and has three brothers, Walter, Morris and Jeremy, and one sister, Dorothy.
  • Her full name is Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles.
  • Wants to become the best she can be.
  • Averaged 20.6 ppg. and 11.6 rpg. in 2003-04 and helped lead Gulliver Prep (Fla.) to the Florida Class 6A state title.
  • As a junior at Edison High School (Fla.) in 2002-03, averaged 21.1 ppg. and 15.6 rpg. in helping the team to a state title.
  • A 2004 Parade Magazine and WBCA All-America first team selection.
  • Earned MVP honors following the 2004 WBCA All-Star Game.
  • Was a 2003 Parade Magazine All-America fourth team honoree.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY
5/0
11-18
.611
0-0
.---
8-10
.800
18/3.6
30/6.0
2
2
2
2012 OLYx
5/3
21-29
.724
0-0
.---
12-17
.706
26/5.2
54/10.8
2
2
6
2010 WC
9/ 3
26- 42
.619
0- 0
.---
28- 42
.667
39/ 4.3
80/ 8.9
4
4
5
2010 WNT
1/ 1
9- 11
.818
0- 0
.---
5- 7
.714
8/ 8.0
23/ 23.0
0
0
0
2009 WNT
3/ 3
10- 19
.526
0- 0
.---
1- 5
.200
19/ 6.3
21/ 7.0
0
0
6
2008 OLY
8/ 0
45- 70
.643
0- 0
.---
17- 25
.680
67/ 8.4
107/ 13.4
7
7
3
2008 OLYX
3/ 0
12- 17
.706
0- 0
.---
5- 11
.455
10/ 3.3
29/ 9.7
0
0
5
2008 WNT
6/ 6
44- 70
.629
0- 0
.---
14- 21
.667
63/ 10.5
102/ 17.0
3
15
4
2007 WNT
4/ 0
18- 33
.545
0- 0
.---
5- 12
.417
28/ 7.0
41/ 10.3
1
0
3
2006 OWC
2/ 0
7- 11
.636
0- 0
.---
4- 4
1.000
4/ 2.0
18/ 9.0
1
1
1
2005 WUG
6/ 0
39- 54
.722
0- 0
.---
12- 17
.706
44/ 7.3
90/ 15.0
4
5
9
2003 DF-S
1/ 1
2- 12
.167
0- 0
.---
3- 8
.375
18/ 18.0
7/ 7.0
0
5
0
Totals
53/17
244- 386
.632
0- 0
.---
114- 179
.637
344/ 6.5
602/ 11.4
24
41
44

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
32/32
198- 338
.586
0- 0
.---
124- 181
.685
369/ 11.5
520/ 16.3
12
78
29
2012
25/25
157-246
.638
0-0
.---
92-133
.692
260/10.4
406/16.2
21
30
33
2011
34/34
263-445
.591
0- 0
.---
154-201
.766
347/ 10.2
680/ 20.0
22
68
41
2010
34/34
228- 392
.582
1- 1
1.000
149- 196
.760
338/ 9.9
606/ 17.8
51
88
39
2009
24/20
103- 172
.599
0- 0
.---
64- 99
.646
188/ 7.8
270/ 11.3
19
35
21
2008
17/14
77- 150
.513
0- 0
.---
24- 41
.585
127/ 7.5
178/ 10.5
5
36
19
Totals
166/159
1026-1741
.589
1- 1
1.000
607- 851
.713
1629/ 9.8
2660/ 16.0
130
335
181

College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2007-08
35/ 34
239- 409
.584
0- 0
.---
130- 211
.616
361/ 10.3
608/ 17.4
21
69
54
2006-07
38/ 38
253- 443
.571
0- 0
.---
137- 224
.612
477/ 12.6
643/ 16.9
16
78
47
2005-06
35/ 35
215- 354
.607
0- 0
.---
127- 218
.583
407/ 11.6
557/ 15.9
11
75
66
2004-05
36/ 0
163- 283
.576
0- 0
.---
100- 169
.592
325/ 9.0
426/ 11.8
10
99
51
Totals
144/107
870-1489
.584
0- 0
.---
494- 822
.601
1570/ 10.9
2234/ 15.5
58
321
218