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Sylvia Fowles

  • As of  Feb. 20, 2020.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2019 FIBA AmeriCup, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Cup, 2005 World University Games.
  • Silver Medals: 2003 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.
  • International Invitationals: 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational (gold), 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament (gold), 2008 Good Luck Beijing Tournament (silver), 2006 Opals World Challenge (gold).
  • Honors: 2019 FIBA AmeriCup MVP.
  • Is 80-4 all-time playing in games with a USA Basketball uniform.
  • 2017-20 USA National Team
    • Participated in the USA National Team training camp in Chicago over the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend. 
    • Aided the 2019-20 USA National Team to a 11-1 record against six collegiate teams and six international opponents from Nov. 2019-Feb. 2020; averaged 12.6 ppg. and 5.8 rpg.
    • Member of the 2019 USA AmeriCup Team and helped the USA to a 6-0 record and gold medal at the FIBA AmeriCup in San Juan, Puerto Rico; started all six games and averaged team-highs of 13.7 ppg. and 7.8 rpg. and was named MVP of the 10-team tournament. Among all participants, ranked sixth for scoring, ninth for rebounding and listed second behind Stefanie Dolson for field goal percentage after hitting 77.1% of her attempts (37-48 FGs).
    • One of eight players who have committed to participate in the USA's 2019-20 expanded training program as announced on July 27, 2019.
    • Participated in the 2018 spring training camp in Seattle and scored a team-high 16 points in the USA's 83-46 exhibition victory over China.
    • Accepted an invitation to the 2017 USA Women's National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California, but advanced to the WNBA Finals and was not available 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 three Olympic gold medals, one FIBA World Championship gold and aided the USA National Team to a 27-2 exhibition record.
  • Was invited to participate in the 2014 USA World Championship Team training camp, but was unable to attend after helping lead the Sky to the WNBA Finals.
  • Currently ranks fourth all-time among U.S. Olympic career record holders for rebounds (131), seventh for points (210) and ninth for field goal percentage (.654) through three 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 Izmir, Turkey; missed the first game to attend Sue Gunter's funeral.
  • Member of the 2003 USA Youth Development Festival South Team that won silver and finished with a 2-3 record.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 2 in 2008 by the Chicago Sky; acquired by the Minnesota Lynx on July 27, 2015.
  • WNBA titles: 2015, 2017.
  • WNBA MVP: 2017
  • WNBA Finals MVP: 2015, 2017.
  • WNBA Defensive Player of the Year: 2011, 2013, 2016.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2010, 2013, 2017.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018.
  • All-Defensive first team: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017.
  • All-Defensive second team: 2008, 2014, 2018.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2008.
  • WNBA All-Star: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2019.
  • WNBA rebound champ: 2013.
  • EuroLeague Titles: 2009, 2010.
  • EuroLeague All-Star Games: 2009, 2011.
  • WCBA (China) Player of the Year: 2017. 
  • WCBA Finals MVP: 2017.
  • WCBA Center of the Year: 2017.
  • WCBA Import of the Year: 2017.
  • All-WCBA first team: 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • All-WCBA second team: 2014.
  • WCBA All-Star Games: 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • WCBA All-Imports Team: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Led Beijing to the 2016 and 2017 China league titles, marking her fourth season in China after playing the previous two seasons for Shanghai. Returned to China for the 2018 season.
  • Sat out the first half of the 2015 WNBA season until she was traded to the Minnesota Lynx.
  • Played in just 20 games in 2014 after being sidelined to start the season due to injury, she underwent arthroscopic surgery of the hip to repair a torn labrum and impingement. She made her season debut on June 25.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

College Years

  • 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).
  • Capped her career ranked 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 in Miami, Florida, hails from Liberty City, Florida.
  • Is working toward a degree in mortuary science.
  • Daughter of Arrittio Fowles and has three brothers, Walter, Morris and Jeremy, and one sister, Dorothy.
  • Helped lead Gulliver Prep (Fla.) to the 2003 and 2004 Florida Class 6A state titles.

Social

  • Twitter: @SylviaFowles
  • Instagram: @SylviaFowles
  • Web: BigSyl.com

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN/G FGM-A PCT 3PM-3A PCT FTM-A PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2020 WNT 5/  5 18.8 27-  37 .730 0- 0 .—- 8-     9 .889 30/ 6.0 62/ 12.4 7 8 3 4
2019 WNT 7/  7 20.7 41-  62 .661 0- 0 .—- 7-   14 .500 40/  5.7 89/  12.7 5 15 8 3
2019 FAC 6/6 18.0 37- 48 .771 1- 1 1.000 7- 15 .467 47/ 7.8 82/ 13.7 9 13 4 3
2018 WNT 1/1 18.0 7-8 .875 0-0 .--- 2-2 1.000 5/5.0 16/16.0 0 0 2 2
2016 OLY 8/  0 14.3 29-  42 .690 0- 0 .--- 15-  25 .600 45/   5.6 73/   9.1 3 16 3 4
2016 OLYx 4/  1 11.5 8-  12 .667 0- 0 .--- 3-8 .375 14/   3.5 19/   4.8 3 2 1 3
2012 OLY 5/  0 9.6 11-  18 .611 0- 0 .--- 8-  10 .800 18/   3.6 30/   6.0 2 6 2 2
2012 OLYx 5/  3 14.4 21-  29 .724 0- 0 .--- 12-  17 .706 26/   5.2 54/ 10.8 2 9 2 6
2010 WC 9/  3 13.9 26-  42 .619 0- 0 .--- 28-  42 .667 39/   4.3 80/   8.9 4 19 4 5
2010 WNT 1/  1 16.5 9-  11 .818 0- 0 .--- 5-7 .714 8/   8.0 23/ 23.0 0 2 0 0
2009 WNT 3/  3 17.3 10-  19 .526 0- 0 .--- 1-5 .200 19/   6.3 21/   7.0 0 8 0 6
2008 OLY 8/  0 17.9 45-  70 .643 0- 0 .--- 17-  25 .680 67/   8.4 107/ 13.4 7 20 7 3
2008 OLYX 3/  0 12.0 12-  17 .706 0- 0 .--- 5-  11 .455 10/   3.3 29/   9.7 0 4 0 5
2008 WNT 6/  6 20.7 44-  70 .629 0- 0 .--- 14-  21 .667 63/ 10.5 102/ 17.0 3 19 15 4
2007 WNT 4/  0 17.3 18-  33 .545 0- 0 .--- 5-  12 .417 28/   7.0 41/ 10.3 1 7 0 3
2006 OWC 2/  0 13.0 7-  11 .636 0- 0 .--- 4-4 1.000 4/   2.0 18/   9.0 1 4 1 1
2005 WUG 6/  0 n/a 39-  54 .722 0- 0 .--- 12-  17 .706 44/   7.3 90/ 15.0 4 12 5 9
2003 DF-S 1/  1 23.0 2-  12 .167 0- 0 .--- 3-8 .375 18/ 18.0 7/7.0 0 0 5 0
Totals 84/37   393-595 .661 1- 1 1.000 156-252 .619 525/6.3 943/11.2 51 164 62 63
 

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