Sue Bird Biography
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players in WNBA History)
Birthday: October 16, 1980 (Libra)
Born In: Syosset, New York, United States
Sue Bird is an American professional basketball player presently affiliated with the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She has been a member of the Seattle Storm’s three different WNBA-championship-winning squads. A native of New York, Sue Bird is an Israeli citizen through her father. However, she plays for her birth country at the international level and has won four Olympic gold medals and four FIBA World Cups as part of the US national team. Her interest in sports developed early. Besides basketball, she was involved in soccer, tennis, and track and field. She represented Syosset High School during her freshman and sophomore years and then transferred to Christ the King Regional High School, so she could have more competition. Sue Bird subsequently attended the University of Connecticut and was part of their basketball program, the UConn Huskies, winning two NCAA Championships with them. During the 2002 WNBA draft, she was chosen by the Storm as their first overall pick and has been with them since. She was also affiliated with three Russian teams and serves as the operations associate for the Denver Nuggets.