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Student of the Game Becomes Teacher of the Game

December 15, 2004 - National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) - Colorado Chill News Release

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Former Colorado State University standout and current WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon will be back in Colorado to conduct her fifth annual School of Skills basketball camp for young girls. A current member of the New York Liberty, Hammon will again bring her enthusiasm and expertise back to the youth of Colorado.

Becky Hammon's School of Skills basketball camp will be held at the Miramont Sport Center on December 27-28 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Campers will receive instructions on fundamentals from Becky Hammon and participate in competitive drills. For registration information contact Wendy Cook at (970) 223-6644 or check the Triple Crown Sports website at www.triplecrownsports.com

Hammon, a familiar face in Colorado, led Colorado State University to a 33-3 record with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in her senior season. She ended her career in 1999 as a Kodak All-American and was named to both the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated All-American First teams. She currently holds the record as the Western Athletic Conference All-Time leading scorer.

"Becky has always been a fan favorite wherever she plays. Her fearless style and her willingness to work hard have made her one of women's basketball's rising stars," states Dave King, Owner of the Chill. "This popularity with fans has given Hammon the ability to pass on her knowledge of the game to local youth."

In 1999, Hammon joined the WNBA. She signed as a free agent with the New York Liberty and has been a fan favorite and a valuable reserve for the Liberty ever since. The 5-foot-6 guard and five year veteran is averaged 17.3 points a game, which ranked seventh in the WNBA.

Hammon is scheduled to complete her third year in the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) while starting her second with the Colorado Chill. In 2003, she captured the NWBL regular season scoring crown by averaging 20.2 points a game. Hammon was limited to only four games in 2004 due to a knee injury. She is now healthy and poised to help lead the Chill to their second regular season title in as many years.

The regular season is scheduled to open with a series of exhibition games against the Chicago Blaze. The first game will be played in Hammon's hometown of Rapid City, SD, while the second will be the first home game in 2005 for the Chill. The regular season will begin on January 15 when the expansion Lubbock Hawks visits Colorado.

Season tickets can be purchased for as low as $112 per seat by calling Aaron Moore at Triple Crown Sports at 970-223-6644. Individual game tickets are also on sale, and can be purchased online at www.comcasttix.com, by phone at 877-544-8499 or at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office.

The NWBL is a six-team league that features more than 25 active WNBA players. Other teams in the league include the Birmingham Power (Birmingham, Ala.); Dallas Fury (Dallas, Texas); Chicago Blaze (Naperville, Ill.); San Jose Spiders (San Jose, Calif.) and Lubbock Hawks (Lubbock, Texas).

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