Jude (l) and Shoni (r) Schimmel may be on way to Israel for overseas play
Published October 16, 2015
LOUISVILLE – For the first time since 2010, a Schimmel won’t be on the roster for the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team’s upcoming season. Shoni has been in the WNBA for a few years now and younger sister Jude finished out her playing career this past May (she went un-drafted in the WNBA).
In the Louisville Tip-Off luncheon this week, head coach Jeff Walz mentioned that it was possible that Jude would head to Israel with her sister Shoni this year but they would suit up for different clubs teams.
Shoni finished off her second season in the WNBA where she averaged 7.6 points per game and 3.2 assists per game, which were numbers similar to her first season with the Atlanta Dream. Shoni was selected to her second consecutive WNBA All-Star game as well and participated in the NBA Celebrity All-Star game ahead of the season.
After finishing her final season with Louisville, Jude Schimmel released her book titled “Dreamcatcher” which chronicles her time growing up on the Umatilla reservation all the way to her career at Louisville and various stops along the way.
Shoni will be looking to keep her game sharp in the off-season, at the beginning of the year she was criticized early for coming into preseason camp not in fit playing condition as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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