Former Women's Basketball Earns All-American Earns WNBA Defensive Honors
Sept. 2, 2010
HOUSTON - Former University of Houston forward Sancho Lyttle recently was named to the WNBA All-Defensive Second Team for the second-consecutive year.
Lyttle collected seven points from the league's 12 coaches in the defensive selection voting. She joined the Seattle Storm's Lauren Jackson, the Minnesota Lynx' Rebekkah Brunson, the Washington Mystics' Lindsey Harding and Tully Bevilaqua and Katie Douglas of the Indiana Fever on the All-Defensive squad.
The forward averaged nearly a double-double in 2010 with 12.8 ppg and 9.9 rpg in nearly thirty minutes of action per night. She also racked up 55 steals and 20 blocks to make an impressive case for the second-team accolades.
Lyttle played for the University of Houston from 2003-05 and is in her sixth WNBA season and her second with the Atlanta Dream. The West Indies native was drafted fifth overall by Houston and played the first four years of her career with the Comets.
Lyttle posted oustanding numbers during her two-year career as a Cougar, averaging 17.6 ppg and 10.7 rpg. She led the nation in rebounding her senior season, snatching 12.1 boards per game while knocking down 18.8 points a contest. She earned All-America Honorable Mention, Conference USA First-Team and C-USA All-Tournament Team honors following the 2005 season.