11 Facts About Ann Wauters


Ann Wauters played for numerous American and European professional teams, including the Cleveland Rockers, US Valenciennes Olympic, and the San Antonio Silver Stars.


Ann Wauters won four EuroLeague championships and one WNBA Finals during her career.


Ann Wauters was drafted first overall in the 2000 WNBA Draft by the Cleveland Rockers at the age of 19, becoming the youngest player in the league at the time.


Ann Wauters was the first Belgian-born player in the WNBA.


The Rockers folded in 2003 and Ann Wauters was moved to the New York Liberty the following year in a dispersal draft.


Ann Wauters played two seasons for the Liberty before taking another break from the WNBA in 2006.


In 2008, Ann Wauters returned to the WNBA and was selected by the Atlanta Dream in the expansion draft.


Ann Wauters played for the Silver Stars in 2009, but decided not to rejoin the team in 2010 to take another break; she did not join the team in 2011 as she became pregnant.


Ann Wauters did not rejoin the Storm for the 2013 WNBA season in order to spend time with her family.


From 2004 to 2007, Ann Wauters played in Russia for VBM-SGAU and won a championship.


From 2007 to 2009, Ann Wauters played two off-seasons for CSKA Moscow.