Jasmine Thomas' mom, Sharon Thomas
From age 10, Jasmine Thomas of the Connecticut Sun excelled at the game of basketball. Today her mom, Sharon Thomas, joins us to share her daughter’s story.
We talk about the experience of college recruitment, playing for the Duke Blue Devils, and being drafted 12the overall in 2011 by the Seattle Storm. Prior to her rookie year, she was traded to Washington, playing for the Mystics, the Atlanta Dream, and Connecticut where she’s been since 2015.
We hear about the basketball journey that has taken her daughter around the world, from Russia to Israel and many other countries in between. We talk about the impact of the pandemic on Jasmine’s career, how she’s gotten through it and continues to cope with the changing world including creating her own lifestyle blog.
Sharon tells us about her own battle with breast cancer and what it’s been like to watch Jasmine use her platform to raise awareness of the disease. She shares some fun facts about Jasmine and so much more.
As well, tune in to the Tidal League Podcast wherever you listen to hear our episode with Jasmine herself.