Two Canadians are shooting hoops in the Women's National Basketball Association in 2003.

Six-foot four-inch centre Tammy Sutton-Brown of Markham, Ontario begins her third season with the Charlotte Sting, the organization that drafted her 18th overall in 2001. Sutton-Brown, 25, averaged 11.9 points and six rebounds per game during the 2002 season, and ranked fourth in the WNBA in field-goal percentage (.531). Also in 2002, Sutton-Brown became the first Canadian to be selected as a WNBA All-Star.

Tammy Sutton-Brown
In 2002, Sutton-Brown became the first Canadian to be selected as a WNBA All-Star.

After a successful rookie campaign during which she averaged 9.8 points and 2.7 assists per game, and ranked ninth in the WNBA in three-point field goals made (43), Stacey Dales-Schuman of Brockville, Ontario tips off her second season with the Washington Mystics. The six-foot, 23-year-old guard was named to the Eastern Conference WNBA All-Star team in 2002. Dales-Schuman was selected third overall by Washington in the WNBA Draft 2002 - the highest a Canadian ever has been drafted in the WNBA.

Since the league's inception in 1997, seven Canadian players have been drafted by or named to a WNBA team. In addition to Sutton-Brown and Dales-Schuman, Amber Hall of Vancouver, British Columbia played for the Portland Fire in 2002; Angie Ball of Pickering, Ontario was named to Charlotte's opening day roster in 2001; Cal Bouchard of Aurora, Ontario was drafted by the Detroit Shock as the 60th pick overall in 2000; Merle Lynn Lange-Harris of Toronto, Ontario played for the Phoenix Mercury in 1999; and Kelly Boucher of Calgary, Alberta played for Charlotte in 1998.