Shawn Medow

Shawn Medow

Shawn Medow is a sports writer for KTLA 5 in Hollywood, as well as multiple outlets, including covering high school sports for the LA Times’ Orange County newspaper, the Daily Pilot.

Te’a Cooper: Defensive Pride & On the Rise

Te’a Cooper: Defensive Pride & On the Rise

December 15, 2021

Te’a Cooper was in unfamiliar territory. In her second season in the WNBA, the Los Angeles Sparks guard went to the bathroom during a home game against the Seattle Storm. When she returned to the court, Te’a got a taste of something she wasn’t used to: nervousness.  “Everybody was over the tunnel part where we

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WNBA Rookies: Making It In The League

WNBA Rookies: Making It In The League

September 14, 2021

“Where do I begin?”  WNBA veteran Angel McCoughtry was responding to a Queen Ballers Club question about what she wishes she knew back when she was a rookie in 2009.   The 34-year-old took a pause during the Las Vegas Aces media day and then began to explain. “I wish I had known more about branding

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Skylar Diggins-Smith: An All-Star Shooting for a Title

Skylar Diggins-Smith: An All-Star Shooting for a Title

June 23, 2021

In 2018, Skylar Diggins-Smith was an All Star, was all-WNBA second team, led the league in minutes per game, ranked in the top-10 for points and assists per game, and … she was pregnant the whole time. Skylar, who often goes by “Sky,” tweeted the news in October 2019 while also posting, “People called me

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Kelsey Plum: A Sharp Shooter with Something to Prove

Kelsey Plum: A Sharp Shooter with Something to Prove

May 13, 2021

In June of 2020, Kelsey Plum had a major setback.  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the WNBA season was postponed. There was no plan yet in place for a 2020 season. But if one would be put in place — and one eventually was — Kelsey would not be a part of it.  The 25-year-old

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Allisha Gray: An X-Factor with Xbox Skills

Allisha Gray: An X-Factor with Xbox Skills

April 27, 2021

Any player would be nervous in their first professional game.  Stepping onto the court with players nearly twice their age, some being those who inspired them to get to this point.   Allisha Gray, the fourth overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, at just 22 years old, was given the task in her first game

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Renee Montgomery Becomes First WNBA Player Turned Owner & Executive As Part of Atlanta Dream Takeover

Renee Montgomery Becomes First WNBA Player Turned Owner & Executive As Part of Atlanta Dream Takeover

February 26, 2021

Renee Montgomery had to make a decision. An opportunity arose for her to become a part-owner and the league does not allow active players to be owners. Would she continue to play in the WNBA or join an ownership group to take over the Atlanta Dream?  In the end, it was an easy decision.  “I

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Kia Nurse: Leading & Still Learning

Kia Nurse: Leading & Still Learning

February 18, 2021

When players get traded, their lives are upended. New team, new city, new teammates, new fans, and a new lifestyle. It’s an intimidating time for any athlete. But when Kia Nurse was traded for the first time in her young career to the Phoenix Mercury from the New York Liberty earlier this month, she had

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A’ja Wilson: Sculpting A Legacy

A’ja Wilson: Sculpting A Legacy

February 12, 2021

There aren’t many statues of 24 year olds. There aren’t many statues of women. There aren’t many statues of People of Color in the first place. But outside of Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, home of the University of South Carolina, lies an 11-foot-tall bronze statue of Hopkins, South Carolina native and 2017 NCAA

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Jordin Canada: Young Champion, Veteran Mindset

Jordin Canada: Young Champion, Veteran Mindset

January 18, 2021

The pressure was on Jordin Canada from the moment she was drafted. With the fifth pick in the WNBA 2018 Draft, the Seattle Storm select: Jordin Canada. After four dominant years at UCLA, Jordin not only would begin her professional career with one of the top teams in the league, but also was given one

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