Okafor, Powell, Yamasaki Honored By The Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame
Oct. 15, 2002
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The basketball jerseys of Stanford University's Nicole Powell, Lindsey Yamasaki and freshman Eziamaka Okafor are currently displayed in the 'Ring of Honor' at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The 'Ring of Honor' recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of the nation's best high school and collegiate players. Currently 72 jerseys are displayed in the 'Ring of Honor,' which is located in the North Rotunda of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
After her sophomore campaign in 2001-2002, Powell was a Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist and Kodak First Team All-American. Powell became the first player in Pac-10 men's or women's basketball history to win both the conference assist and rebounding titles either overall or in the same season. She was also named the 2001-02 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year.
Yamasaki finished the 2002 season fourth in Pac-10 history and second in school history with 192 career 3-pointers. She was named to the Pac-10 Conference First Team and the Kodak All-District VIII Team. The Miami Sol picked Yamasaki in the second round of the 2002 WNBA draft.
Incoming freshman Okafor attended Rolla High School in Rolla, MO, where she was named the 2001-02 Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year.