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Monarchs Legend And Hall of Fame Center Yolanda Griffith Joins The Jason Ross & Doug Christie Show

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Sacramento Monarchs legend, Olympic gold medalist and member of 2021’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class Yolanda Griffith joined The Jason Ross & Doug Christie Show on Friday afternoon to talk about her induction into the hall, WNBA basketball & much more.

Griffith, who played for the Sacramento Monarchs from 1999-2007, won the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award and Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1999 when she averaged 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.9 blocks per game for the Monarchs

The former number-two overall pick in the 1999 WNBA Draft is widely known as a Sacramento sports legend, helping lead the Monarchs to a WNBA title in 2005 while claiming Finals MVP honors.

Over her 11 seasons in the league, Griffith holds career averages of 13.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks per game over 311 contests.

Griffith was a member of the United States Women’s Basketball Team, winning Gold Medals during the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. The former Florida Atlantaic Owl was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 prior to her induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.

To listen to the entire interview with former Sacramento Monarchs legend Yolanda Griffith, click the “play” button on the audio file located at the top of this page.

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