Venus Lacy

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Venus Lacy

Venus Lacy

Venus Lacy- Biography

Venus Lacy is an American television personality and former basketball player who competed at the high school, collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels. She has the type of personality that has a broad body and a muscular height of roughly 6-foot-4-inch.

She is from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has won numerous championships at all levels. Her career was cut short when she was involved in a car accident in 1997 and suffered terrible injuries.

What is the Net Worth of Venus Lacy? Salary, Earnings

Although Venus Lacy was unable to pursue her dreams due to injuries sustained in a car accident, she made every effort to participate in drafts for expansion clubs in the ABL and the New York Liberty. She is certainly earning a solid living from her sole profession in basketball, even though she only had a few years to play and the rest was spent recovering from injuries.

Venus Lacy- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Venus Lacy was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on February 9, 1967. She attended Brainerd High School in her hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she won the state championship at the age of 17 in 1984.

Lacy went on to play basketball at Louisiana Tech University, where she led her team to the NCAA Women’s Division I Championship in 1988. The next year, she competed in the 1989 Final Four, b fell to Auburn. Back in 1990, during her senior year, she led her team to an undefeated season and claimed the top spot in the national rankings.

Lacy was voted a consensus all-American and the WBCA Player of the Year the same year. The same squad from 1990 returned to the Final Four, where they defeated the Auburn team. Venus finished her NCAA career with 266 points in the tournament, earning her a spot among the best ten women’s basketball players at the time. Lacy has the pleasure of being inducted into the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.

Venus Lacy- Relationship, Married Life 

Venus Lacy has returned to her hometown of Chattanooga, where she married a man but did not reveal her identity to the media, according to www.olympedia.org. She is now 55 years old and lives in her hometown with her adult children whom she raised during her marriage.

Venus Lacy- Professional Career

During her early career, she discovered that the United States team lacked a women’s pro league. This was the reason she had to play for teams from Greece, Italy, and Japan. But she did her best to stick to her common principles and helped her Greece side qualify for the European championships during the 1995-96 season.

Lacy was the first player selected by the Seattle Reign during the ABL Draft on June 19, 1996. But, at first, it appeared that her luck was conspiring against her and wanting her to leave the game. Lacy was severely injured in a car accident in 1997, forcing her to miss the entire 1997 season in Seattle due to her injuries.

Lacy was selected by the ABL’s expansion Long Beach Stingrays the year after his injury in 1997. The expansion squad did pretty poorly in the first several years. The squad competed in the ABL Finals, losing to the Columbus Quest but winning the first two games. They later played in Long Beach due to scheduling difficulties in Columbus, and eventually fell to the Columbus Quest. Even though the Long Beach franchise was successful on the court, it dissolved after one year.

Ascend to Glory

Lacy was picked by another ABL expansion team, the Nashville Noise, during this time. During the 1998-1999 season, the team played only 15 games. Lacy was unable to be drafted by the WNBA due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Lacy was selected by the N York Liberty to replace injured player Rebecca Lobo in the mid-1999 season.

Venus was given the opportunity to play at least 17 games during the year and two more in the following season of 2000. Again, the team had “not much success and had to leave without any noteworthy accomplishments.”

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