Sidney's Biography

Sidney is a professional women’s basketball player from Hoover, Alabama. She just completed her 6th overseas basketball season, first year in Belgium where the team captured the Belgian Cup and Championship. In addition to playing in several other countries overseas, she has played five years professionally in the WNBA.

She attended college at the University of Tennessee where she had the honor of playing under world renown head coach, Pat Summitt, who led the team to a National Title her senior year.

Sidney was born and raised in Hoover, Alabama and started playing basketball at the age of 4. She comes from a long-line of athletes including her grandfather who played for the New York Knickerbockers back in the late 40s. She attributes her style of play and competitive spirit to her grandfather.

In addition to her love for basketball, Sidney is also passionate about inspiring others, especially young people by sharing her story. Through her experiences, she hopes to challenge others to do "What makes them Awesome." Wherever we may be, we can all set a positive example.

If you may be interested in having her speak, please email whatisyourawesome@gmail.com

Other basketball facts:
Sidney played at Hoover High School. While there, she played three years on varsity, winning a state championship her sophomore year as well as being named MVP. She was named Miss Basketball in Alabama her senior year and played in the 2003 Adidas All-American Game.

At Tennessee, Sidney helped win a National Championship her senior year in 2007. She also received other honors while there including SEC All-Academic team every year, All-Freshman team and SEC All-tournament team in 2006. She served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and was on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Athletes in Action leadership team as well.

In April 2007, Sidney was drafted 25th overall by the Los Angeles Sparks where she made the WNBA All-Rookie squad finishing second for Rookie of the Year. After two years there, she was traded to New York. She spent two and a half years in New York before finishing the season in Phoenix.

In between her summer seasons in the WNBA, Sidney has played professionally overseas in Slovakia, Poland, Italy, France, Russia and Belgium. Sidney feels strongly called internationally and loves using the platform of sports to speak into the lives of young people. She wants to continue to play overseas basketball but has decided to take her summers off from the WNBA. During the summers now, Sidney enjoys spending time with her family and working with young teenagers. She also has a passion to help stop human trafficking.