Jan. 10, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
Former women's basketball great Dominique Canty was named to the Southeastern Conference's 2013 Class of Women's Legends, the league announced on Thursday. The class will be honored at the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament, March 6-10, in Duluth, Ga.
Canty, who lettered from 1996-99, remains one of the most decorated players in Alabama women's basketball history and still stands as its all-time leading scorer, accumulating 2,294 points throughout her four-year career. The Chicago native was the first freshman to be named SEC Tournament MVP in 1996 and earned all-conference accolades each season. She was also recognized nationally, being named a two-time U.S. Basketball Writers Association First Team All-American amongst several other All-America honors in the late 90s. Canty started in 113 of the 127 games she played in at The Capstone and averaged over 18 points and seven rebounds during her tenure.
Following her career at Alabama, Canty was selected 29th overall by the Detroit Shock in the 1999 WNBA Draft and was the runner-up for the league's Rookie of the Year honors. She spent 14 seasons in the league, making stops at Detroit, Houston, Chicago and Washington.
In addition to being honored at halftime of the Tide's first game at the tournament, Canty will also be recognized as part of the Class of Women's Legends group during halftime of the semifinal games on March 9. The Greats will then participate in an autograph session on the concourse between the two games, with complimentary posters of all the honorees on hand.