Cappie Pondexter is a professional basketball player in the WNBA. She is a member of the Chicago Sky and one of the most well-known and popular players in the entire league. As a professional basketball player, Cappie earns a high salary, but it is not comparable to the salary that professional basketball players make in the NBA. She has only been in the league for a few years, but she has already made a name for herself in a very short period of time.
Cappie played her college ball at Rutgers University and led her team to back to back Big East Championships. In 2005, Cappie actually made an appearance in the Final Four. During her career at Rutgers, Cappie amassed more than 2,000 points scored. She is a statistical leader in a number of categories for Rutgers University.
Pondexter was drafted into the WNBA in 2006 by the Phoenix Mercury. Even though she was a rookie, she was voted into the WNBA all-star game that year. During the 2007 season, Pondexter led the Mercury to a championship and was actually named the MVP of the WNBA Finals. Over her career, she has been named conference player of the week and month numerous times. It was in 2015 that Pondexter was traded from the Mercury to the Chicago Sky. Most of her WNBA career accomplishments have taken place as a member of the Mercury.
Not only has Cappie had a storied collegiate and WNBA career, but she has also been an integral part of the USA women’s basketball team. She won gold as a part of the U18 team in the FIBA Americas Championship. Cappie was also a part of the 2008 Olympic team.
Salary and Earnings
As a shooting guard, Cappie is one of the most well known and popular players in the WNBA. This has helped to make her marketable and increase her earnings. Her yearly salary is close to 3 million including endorsements. Her total net worth is below 6 million in total, but this is still fairly high for a female athlete. She is one of the higher paid players in the WNBA and has a few endorsements off the court that help add to her overall net worth. In recent years, Cappie has actually started her own management company. These different business ventures had help her to earn even more in annual earnings.
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