Stars guard Becky Hammon to retire following 2014 WNBA season

Updated: Friday, July 25 2014, 02:20 PM CDT
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SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Stars guard and 16-year WNBA veteran, Becky Hammon, will retire at the conclusion of the 2014 WNBA season, the team announced today. Hammon will end her career as the Stars all-time leader in assists, points per game and three-point field goals made.

A six-time WNBA All-Star, Hammon was named one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time in July of 2011.

Hammon holds career averages of 13.1 points, 3.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 28.0 minutes in 440 games. She was named to the All-WNBA First Team twice and the All-WNBA Second Team twice in her 16 seasons.

“Becky Hammon has made a lasting mark on the San Antonio Stars and the WNBA,” Stars General Manager and Head Coach Dan Hughes said. “She has worked tirelessly to become the best she could be on and off the floor. She has inspired in a wonderful way. The beauty of her game has been an amazing thing to have had a front row seat for.”

The Stars acquired Hammon on draft night in 2007 when the team traded the number four overall pick, Jessica Davenport, to the New York Liberty along with a 2008 first round draft pick 

Hammon originally joined the league in 1999, signing with the New York Liberty after going unpicked in the 1999 WNBA Draft. In eight seasons with the Liberty, Hammon averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 assists per game in 227 games and helped guide New York to six WNBA Playoff appearances. 

The 37-year-old spent four years at Colorado State from 1995 to 1999.

During the 2014 season, Hammon is averaging 8.1 points, 4.1 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 24.5 minutes in 22 games. Stars guard Becky Hammon to retire following 2014 WNBA season

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