BYU women's basketball: Decision time coming for Cougar star Jennifer Hamson: WNBA or volleyball?

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  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    March 31, 2014 9:26 a.m.

    I believe Jennifer will be graduating this spring and if she returns to play volleyball, it would be as a graduate student. Graduating isn't really in question. It's a matter of whether she wants to finish her volleyball eligibility as planned when taking the red-shirt this year. She also has a possible career in professional volleyball to consider. These are unusual but very real choices for the double sport athlete. I'm hoping she gets All-American status in Bball this year so she'll have it in both sports (already earned that last year in Vball). I'm not sure how many have achieved that but it's got to be a very elite club. Good luck to her on a difficult decision.

  • Supercool11 R-Valley, NV
    March 30, 2014 11:06 p.m.

    MAx salary for the WNBA, around $100,000. League minimum is around 40,000. Some players get more playing overseas. A year of college is probably worth more.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    March 30, 2014 4:22 p.m.

    This isn't exactly the NBA. It's the WNBA meaning that it could probably wait. I imagine the top players get around 500K, most less than that. This is not like she's going to be signing for millions of dollars.

    She is an amazing athlete, I would like to see her stick around and see if she could lead the volleyball program to the national title.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 30, 2014 12:42 p.m.

    I think BYU Women's Volleyball program would have to release her from her commitment to play for them for her to renigh on that promise, and I truly think they should be unselfish and do so. It's time for her to take advantage of her stock in the WNBA right now. Thanks for all you have done for BYU Women's Basketball and Volleyball, Jennifer. You are a quality girl and athlete!

    Go Cougars!