Gator Great DeLisha Milton-Jones Sets WNBA Record for Career Games Played

University of Florida women’s basketball legend DeLisha Milton-Jones became the WNBA’s all-time career games-played leader tonight, as she appeared in the 497th game of her illustrious professional career.

The Gator great passed Tina Thompson atop the all-time list when she entered the game with 7:47 remaining in the second quarter for the visiting Atlanta Dream and 21 seconds later corralled an offensive rebound against the Indiana Fever.

Born September 11, 1974, Milton-Jones is the oldest player in the WNBA broke Tina Thompson’s all-time record of 496 WNBA games played. The two-time WNBA All-Star is one of just five players who has recorded at least 5,000 points and 2,400 rebounds. Milton-Jones’ 2014 WNBA season came to a disappointing end when she tore her Achilles tendon.

Atlanta Dream to Honor Milton-Jones Saturday

  • The Dream are honoring Milton-Jones during their home game on Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m., when Atlanta plays host to Chicago at Philips Arena.
  • Grab amazing seats by clicking HEREand using PROMO CODE: GATORS
  • or call Andrea Williams directly at (678)510-7389!

More on Milton-Jones in the WNBA:

Milton-Jones as a Gator (1993-97):

  • Milton in the UF Career Record Book upon graduation:

o    1st – Steals (281)

o    1st – Free Throws made (364)

o    1st – Free Throws attempted (536)

o    2nd – Blocks (172)

o    3rd – Scoring (1,858)

o    3rd – Rebounding (1,109)

o    4th – Field Goals made (747)

o    4th – Field Goals attempted (1,418)

o    5th – Rebounding average (8.9 rpg)

o    t5th – Field Goal percentage (.527)

o    7th – Scoring average (8.9 ppg)

  • Just a handful of the honors Milton-Jones accumulated wearing the Orange & Blue:

o    1997 Wade Trophy recipient

o    1997 WNBA/Kodak first team All-American

o    1997 Associated Press first team All-American

o    1997 NCAA Mideast Regional Most Outstanding Performer

o    1997 SEC Player of the Year (coaches’ & media teams)

o    Two-time First Team All-SEC

 

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