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Sylvia Fowles
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No. 34 – Minnesota Lynx
Position Center
League WNBA
Personal information
Born October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06) (age 34)
Miami, Florida
Nationality U.S. Flag American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 212 Ib (96 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd
Selected by the Chicago Sky
Pro career 2008–present (12 years)
Career history
2008–2014 Chicago Sky
2008–2010 Spartak Moscow
2010–2013 Galatasaray Medical Park
2013–2015 Shanghai Octopus
2015 Canik Belediyesi
2015–present Minnesota Lynx
2015–present Beijing Great Wall
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× WNBA champion (2015, 2017)
  • 2× WNBA Finals MVP (2015, 2017)
  • WNBA MVP (2017)
  • 4× WNBA All-Star (2009, 2011, 2013, 2017)
  • 3× All-WNBA First Team (2010, 2013, 2017)
  • 3× All-WNBA Second Team (2011, 2012, 2016)
  • 3× WNBA Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2013, 2016)
  • 6× WNBA All-Defensive First Team (2010–2012, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • 2× WNBA blocks leader (2010, 2011)
  • WNBA rebounding champion (2013)
  • WNBA Peak Performer (2013)
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2008)
  • 2× WCBA champion (2016, 2017)
  • 3× Turkish Cup winner (2011–2013)
  • 2× Europe SuperCup winner (2009, 2010)
  • 2× EuroLeague champion (2009, 2010)


Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles (born October 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. She won two WNBA championships with the Lynx and and won the 2017 WNBA MVP Award.


High school career

College career

Professional career

Chicago Sky (2008–2014)

Fowles was selected 2nd overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2008 WNBA Draft.

Minnesota Lynx (2015–present)

Fowles was traded to the Minnesota Lynx on July 27, 2015 as part of a three-team deal that sent Érika de Souza to the Sky and Damiris Dantas and Reshanda Gray to the Atlanta Dream.

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