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Former Tiger to hit WNBA milestones
DeLisha Milton-Jones - photo by Photo provided.

Former Lady Tiger and current WNBA Los Angeles Sparks player Delisha Milton-Jones is among several players looking to hit WNBA milestones this season.

Milton-Jones, who also was a member of the 2008 Team USA Basketball squad, is poised to break the 4,000-points mark. Nearing mid-season, she has accumulated 3,697 points.

She is ranked 16th in the WNBA for offensive rebounds and ninth in the league for most offensive rebounds per game at 2.2. With a total of 1,809 career rebounds, she’s about to hit the 2,000 mark.

Milton-Jones is 29 steals away from hitting the 500 mark in the league and is ranked 13th in the WNBA.

In the category of 10,000 career minutes played, she is at 9,345 minutes.

Her WNBA career began in 1999 when she was picked up by the Sparks. She played for the squad until 2004. From 2004-2007 Milton-Jones played for the Washington Mystics but in 2008 the Sparks picked her up again.

Milton-Jones attended the University of Florida and was a Lady Gator letterman in basketball. She helped the Gator squad to four NCAA tournament appearances.

She was a member of the gold medal-winning 2000 United States Olympic women’s basketball team and the 1998 and 2002 USA World Championship women’s basketball teams. She was named to the 2004 Olympic squad, but was unable to play due to injury. Milton-Jones rejoined the national team for the 2006 World Championships and in 2008 was part of the women’s USA basketball team for the 2008 summer games in Beijing.

Milton-Jones graduated from Bradwell Institute in 1993. Her family lives in Riceboro.

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