BY RACHEL SHULHAFER
It was like 2013 all over again. Former Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel was dominating the court by scoring a lot of points, making insane shots, and breaking records. Only this time it was for the WNBA All-Star Game.
Shoni’s East squad beat the West 125-124 in the first All-Star game to ever go into overtime. She broke the scoring record for the All-Star Game with 29 points, which was previously held by Candace Parker with 23 points. She added eight assists and became the first rookie to be named MVP.
And, of course, being Shoni, she had several highlight reel moments, including a reverse layup over the 6’8” Brittany Griner, whom she made an almost identical shot over when Louisville upset Baylor in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Shoni is poised to have a monumental professional career, but she isn’t even a regular starter for the Atlanta Dream yet. Imagine what will happen when she peaks.