Aerial Powers' mom, Cecilia Powers
Today we are joined by Cecelia Powers, mom of WNBA star Aerial Powers of the Minnesota Lynx.
From age 3, Aerial had a passion for basketball and success has followed her throughout her career. She led her high school, Detroit Country Day, to four consecutive regional championships, had an outstanding college career playing for the Spartans at Michigan State University, and was chosen by the Dallas Wings as the fifth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.
Throughout it all, Cecelia talks about the injuries, the highlights, and challenges, how her daughter remains strong both physically and mentally. She shares with us the excitement of draft night when Aerial’s dream came true and she began her professional career, receiving her jersey from the Wings, her deal with Nike, the trade to Washington, and the road to the WNBA Championship in 2019. We talk about playing overseas in the off-season, and as an unrestricted free agent, why she chose to sign with the Minnesota Lynx.
Cecelia talks about her daughter’s love of gaming and her involvement in e-sports, signing with Team Liquid, becoming their Streamer and Diversity Ambassador, and her goal to empower women as streamers within this platform.