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STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Author and former WNBA player Ann Meyers Drysdale visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to talk about her new book, “You Let Some GIRL Beat You?”
Drysdale will be signing her book on June 8th during thr LA Sparks v. Phoenix Mercury game at the STAPLES Center, at the Special Olympics June 10th and at B&N on the 11th.
One of the first Women to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, currently the Vice President of the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Ann Meyers Drysdale has been one of the greatest stars in the history of basketball. Time Magazine recently called her one of the ten greatest female athletes of all time. A female first in many categories, she is still the only woman ever to sign a free agent contract with an NBA team, the Indiana Pacers, back in 1979.
A standout 5’9”, blond-haired, blue-eyed point guard, Meyers Drysdale was the first player to be part of the U.S. National team while still in high school. She then went on to become the first woman to be signed to a four-year athletic scholarship at UCLA, the first four-time Kodak All American, male or female, and the overall number one pick in the WBL (part of the now defunct Women’s Professional Basketball League).
She is also the only woman ever to sign a no-cut contract with the NBA.
For more on Ann, visit her online.