Tina Charles is a professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Seattle Storm as the center player for the WNBA. She was well-known in the Huskies of Honor in 2010, making her the 2nd player to be recognized while still actively playing in her field. She was also recognized as the 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year and 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player.

Player’s Profile

Tina Alexandria Charles was born in New York City, USA, and is currently active in her foundation called Hopey’s Heart Foundation. Aside from basketball, she is a well-established and vocal philanthropist and has sponsored a school in Mali. Due to her participation in these projects, she was given the Mannie Jackson Basketball’s Human Spirit Award.

Career

Before she stepped foot in NBA, Charles committed to play for the University of Connecticut, and she led her team to win the national title. She was also included as one of the Top 10 players to play on the State Farm All-America team. In 2010, she was given the Big East Conference Player of the Year award.

Team Seattle Storm Seattle Storm
Position Center
Height / weight 1.93 m / 87 kg
Born 5 Dec 1988
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Seattle Storm Seattle Storm 2022 - present
Phoenix Mercury Phoenix Mercury 2022
Washington Mystics Washington Mystics 2020 - 2021
New York Liberty New York Liberty 2014 - 2020
Beijing Great Wall 2019
Sichuan Whales 2016 - 2018
Xinjiang Magic Deer 2015 - 2016
Fenerbahçe 2014 - 2015
Wisła Can-Pack Kraków 2012 - 2014
Connecticut Sun Connecticut Sun 2010 - 2013
Galatasaray Medical Park 2011 - 2012

When she joined the 2010 WNBA Draft, she was the number 1 overall selected by the Connecticut Sun. During her first season, she won the Rookie of the Year, where she had the most number of rebounds. Two years later after her professional debut, she became the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player.

She also went overseas, as she played for the Galatasaray in Turkey for 1 season, and Wisla Can-Pack Krakow in Poland for two seasons.

Currently, she signed with the Seattle Storm after her struggling career with the Phoenix Mercury.

Achievements:

  • 2009, 2010 NCAA Champion
  • 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player
  • 2010-2012, 2016 WNBA ReboundingChampion
  • 2012, 2015 Turkish Cup Champion

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