Friday, July 14, 2017

On the Beat With Keisha Hampton of the Chicago Sky-7/12/17

Last Wednesday, we were back "On the Beat" with the WNBA Chicago Sky, as they defeated the Dallas Wings 90-84 to raise their record to 5-12.  Their second consecutive win was an impressive one.
Trailing by 6 at halftime, the Sky came roaring out in the 3rd quarter to take a 78-63 lead.  The Sky held off a 21-12 4th quarter run by the Wings, to secure their victory.  Today, we focus on Forward Keisha Hampton, who also played a big part in the win.
Hampton scored 12 points, on 4-7 shooting from the field and 4-6 from 3 point land.  She also added one assist, one rebound and one blocked shot.
Like teammate Allie Quigley, Hampton starred at DePaul University, was selected in the second round of the WNBA Draft (22nd overall, too) by the Seattle Storm and was waived prior to the season.  That's a lot of coincidences.  Hampton started her WNBA career with the Minnesota Lynx last season.  She joined the Sky for this season.
This season, Hampton has played in 12 games, averaging about 2.8 points and 7 minutes played per game.  She has made the most of her opportunities, including coming up big in Wednesday's win.  Her performance was especially vital with the absence of Cappie Pondexter due to the Concussion Protocol.
In the post-game media session, Hampton discussed her perseverance in her career, along with a bit on her relationship with fellow DePaul alum Quigley.  Hampton seemed to enjoy the session or maybe it was just the aftereffect of her excellent performance.
Thank you to the Chicago Sky for their hospitality.  Thanks, too, to Keisha Hampton for her time and consideration in the media session.  I am already looking forward to my next time "On the Beat" with the Sky.  For more info on the Sky, including their schedule, head to

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