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Tina Charles        

Women's Basketball Player for the Washington Mystics

Tina Charles is a professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Originally from Jamaica, New York, Charles was drafted 1st overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun. In 2009 and 2010, she and teammate Maya Moore led the Connecticut Huskies to two undefeated national championships. She has won two Olympic gold medals with Team USA.

Charles played for the Connecticut Sun from 2010 to 2014 when she was traded to New York Liberty. On April 15, 2020, Charles was traded to the Washington Mystics. Charles was medically excused for the shortened 2020 season due to her condition with extrinsic asthma, which impacts her immune system and put her at risk in the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles played for Team USA in both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games, earning the gold medal both times.

Off the court, Charles has established a foundation, named Hopey's Heart Foundation, to distribute Automated external defibrillators (AED) to schools. Charles has also funded a school in Mali. In 2018, Charles was awarded the Mannie Jackson Basketball's Human Spirit Award for her work with the foundation.

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WNBA Star Tina Charles Donates Half Her $100,000 Salary To Charity

WNBA players don't earn a salary anywhere close to their NBA counterparts, but that's not stopping New York Liberty center Tina Charles from sharing herĀ ...

WNBA Legend Tina Charles Talks About Her Documentary Film ...

Tina Charles, the New York Liberty's all-time leading scorer, produced and directed a documentary about her father, Rawlston Charles, an immigrant fromĀ ...

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