With Rockford students on spring break this week several girls spent their Tuesday at a basketball camp getting pointers from a WNBA star.
Cappie Pondexter was helping out at the Rockford Park District’s Elite girls basketball camp at the UW-Health Sports Factory downtown. Pondexter has been a WNBA All-Star and a WNBA Finals MVP. In 2011 she was voted one of the top 15 players ever to play in the WNBA.
Pondexter begin her professional career with the Phoenix Mercury. She most recently played for the Chicago Sky. During the past offseason she signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Sparks.
Pondexter is a Chicago native. She says she enjoys being around kids sharing her love of basketball.
“I enjoy giving back to the children, especially these young ladies because when I grew up in Chicago there weren’t a lot of role models especially females,” says Pondexter. “To have the opportunity to give back to these young ladies it means the world to me.”
Pondexter was Illinois’ Miss Basketball back in 2001 when she played at Chicago Marshall High School.