Former Lady Tigers Fowles Dunks in EuroLeague
LSU Sports Interactive
SCHIO, Italy -- Former LSU All-American center Sylvia Fowles became the first player in history to dunk in a women’s EuroLeague basketball game when she did so in a 70-62 win on Wednesday as a member of the defending league champion Spartak Moscow.
Fowles delivered the jam on an open-court breakaway with just under 9:00 remaining in the first half. It represented the second time Fowles has dunked during her career in an official game.
Last season as a senior at LSU, Fowles dunked in the first half against Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 21, becoming only the sixth player in women's college basketball history to dunk in a game.
Fowles joined the Moscow team last month after earning WNBA All-Rookie Team honors in her first season with the Chicago Sky. Fowles ranks second in the entire EuroLeague in scoring at 18.5 points per game and is second in rebounding at 11.5 per contest.
Earlier this summer, Fowles was a vital part of helping the United States defend its gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Fowles ended her career at LSU as one of the most dominant centers in Southeastern Conference and NCAA history. She was a two-time State Farm All-America recipient and shattered SEC records for career double-doubles (86) and rebounds (1,570).