NORFOLK, Va.- Adrienne Motley finally has a chance to play closer to home as least for now. The Newport News native got the experience of a lifetime back in April when she was taken in the third round (32nd overall) by the Indiana Fever of the WNBA Draft. She's since been cut from the team, but now is back at home and staying sharp by playing in the annual Hampton Roads 7-Cities Pro-Am League at Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk. Motley wrapped up a stellar career at the University of Miami where she finished 6th all-time in career scoring. "Every summer, I had to go to summer school, so I hadn't been here in a long time", she says. "Just to be out here and play in the Pro-Am, I'm just grateful."
Motley's didn't disappoint in her opener for Team Pepsi scoring 17 points in a 58-43 win. Her immediate plans are to play overseas, but isn't giving up her dream of playing for a WNBA team. "I was just blessed to hear my name called. Nobody can ever take that from me, so hopefully I can get another shot."