Cappie Marie Pondexter

Cappie Marie Pondexter (born January 7, 1983) is a former American professional basketball player who last played as a member of the Indiana Fever in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was born in Oceanside, California and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Pondexter is known for her scrappy play, quick crossovers and midrange jumpshot. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history.

While growing up in Chicago, Pondexter was a close friend of basketball star Dee Brown. Pondexter played for John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2001 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored sixteen points, and earned MVP honors.

Pondexter attended college at Rutgers University. She led the Scarlet Knightsto a 97–22 record and back-to-back Big East Championships in 2005 and 2006. She competed in four NCAA Tournaments, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2005. During the 2005–2006 season, Rutgers compiled a 27–5 record, including a 16–0 record in Big East Conference play. Pondexter took home several awards, including the 2006 Women’s Basketball News Service National Player of the year. In her career, the guard scored over 2,000 points.

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