#5 Guard

Essence Carson

Los Angeles, California

2016 WNBA Champion

Playing for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (opens in new tab)

Personal: Lists music as her passion outside of basketball ... also enjoys writing poetry and public speaking … serves as Senior Manager of Label Relations at Motown Records ... has worked as a manager at Priority Records, a hip-hop label owned by Capitol Records ... plays the piano, bass guitar, drums and saxophone … lists former Rutgers head women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer and high school basketball coach Ed Black as people who have made a difference in her life … involved in music camps and Girl Scouts as a child … attended a fine and performing arts school growing up … had her elementary school gymnasium dedicated in her honor … also had an outdoor basketball court created in her honor by her hometown … has appeared as a guest broadcaster on CBS Sports’ “Inside College Basketball.”

Height 6'
Hometown Paterson, New Jersey
Leagues WNBA
Pronouns She/Her

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