Tina Charles is a professional basketball player who plays for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is a four-time WNBA All-Star, two-time WNBA All-WNBA First Team selection, and one-time WNBA All-WNBA Second Team selection. Charles has also won three Olympic gold medals with Team USA.

High School

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Tina Charles was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, and attended Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens. She was a four-year varsity letter-winner in basketball, and led her team to the New York State Class AA championship in 2006. Charles was named the Parade Magazine Player of the Year, Gatorade National Player of the Year, WBCA National Player of the Year, McDonalds Player of the Year, USA Today National Player of the Year, and EA Sports National Player of the Year.

College

UConn Tina Charles

Charles played college basketball for the Connecticut Huskies from 2006 to 2010. She was a four-year starter, and helped lead the Huskies to two undefeated national championships in 2009 and 2010. Charles was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 2010. She also won the Wade Trophy and the Wooden Award as the national player of the year in 2010.

Professional

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Charles was drafted first overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2010 WNBA draft. She played for the Sun for seven seasons, and was named to the WNBA All-Star team four times. In 2017, Charles was traded to the New York Liberty. She played for the Liberty for two seasons, and was named to the WNBA All-WNBA First Team in 2018. In 2019, Charles was traded to the Washington Mystics. She helped lead the Mystics to the WNBA championship in 2019.

Current Status

Charles is currently a member of the Seattle Storm. She is a four-time WNBA All-Star, two-time WNBA All-WNBA First Team selection, and one-time WNBA All-WNBA Second Team selection. Tina Charles has also won three Olympic gold medals with Team USA. She is one of the most decorated basketball players in the world, and is a role model for young girls everywhere.

Tina Charles: A Basketball Superstar

  • 4-time WNBA All-Star
  • 2-time WNBA All-WNBA First Team selection
  • 1-time WNBA All-WNBA Second Team selection
  • WNBA champion (2019)
  • Olympic gold medalist (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • Parade Magazine Player of the Year (2006)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2006)
  • WBCA National Player of the Year (2006)
  • McDonalds Player of the Year (2006)
  • USA Today National Player of the Year (2006)
  • EA Sports National Player of the Year (2006)
  • Wade Trophy winner (2010)
  • Wooden Award winner (2010)

Hometown Athletes

Marcus Semien

Marcus Semien

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Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor

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Whalen High School

Lindsay Whalen

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