Marion Jones Plans To Play Basketball In WNBA

Marion Jones Plans To Play Basketball In WNBA

Former American sprint queen, Marion Jones, wants to become a professional basketball player, according to media reports Tuesday.

Jones, Who served six months in jail from March to September 2008 for perjury in the a doping scandal and a case of bank fraud involving his former companion Tim Montgomery, told the New York Times that she was working with assistant coaches in San Antonio since October in the hope of playing in Europe shortly before joining the the WNBA in the United Stastes next season.

“I thought it would be an interesting journey if I decided to do this,” Jones told the New York Times. “It would give me an opportunity to share my message with young people on a bigger platform. It would give me an opportunity to get a second chance.”

San Antonio Silver Stars coach Dan Hughes said that Jones has been working out with his team for the last couple months.

The tentative plan is for her to play in Europe this winter season before joining the Silver Stars next spring.

“I thought it would be an interesting journey if I decided to do this,” Jones told reporters. “It would give me an opportunity to share my message to young people on a bigger platform; it would give me an opportunity to get a second chance.”

Jones is no stranger to hoops. She was a star for North Carolina while in college

From EON

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