Friday, May 27, 2011

Former #1 WNBA pick Margo Dydek passes away

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The 37-year old was the tallest woman's basketball player ever at 7-foot 2-inches tall. Margo Dydek was the 1st pick of the 1998 WNBA draft by the then Utah team.

While not a top-tier WNBA player, she still is the leagues all-time shot block leader with 877 rejections. Her career spanned 323 games with 4 different teams. Her size and amiable manner made her a fan favorite wherever she played.

Dydek passed away Friday a week after suffering a heart attack at home in Australia. She had been placed in a medically induced coma shortly thereafter. She, according to several reports, was pregnant at the time of her passing.

She had been the coach of the Northside Wizards of the Queensland Basketball League.

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