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Name: Sheryl Swoopes                                                               
Born: 25 March 1971                                                               
Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is an American professional           
basketball player, currently playing for the Houston Comets in the WNBA. She has   
won three Olympic Gold Medals and is a three-time WNBA MVP. Frequently referred   
to as the "female Michael Jordan," Swoopes is famous for both her offensive and   
defensive skills. In 2005, she averaged 18.6 points, 85% free throws, 4.3         
assists, 2.65 steals and 37.1 minutes playing time per game.                       
Born in Brownfield, Texas, Swoopes was raised by her mother Louise Swoopes, and   
played basketball with her two older brothers. She began competing at age seven,   
in a local children's league. Coached under Dickie Faught and Kathey Granger,     
Swoopes was a member and senior on the 1988's Texas State Championship team.