Shannon Denise Bobbitt is the shortest player in the WNBA. Bobbitt is an American professional basketball player, most recently for the WNBA’sWashington Mystics. One of eight children and a native New Yorker. Bobbitt honed her basketball skills on the neighborhood project courts of Harlem. Following a stellar college career in which 5’2″ Bobbitt won two Division I national titles at University of Tennessee she decided to enter the WNBA and began her professional basketball career playing point guard for the Los Angeles Sparks. Bobbitt is currently a free agent entering her fifth year in the WNBA.

High school

Bobbitt attended Murry Bergtraum High School in New York, there she helped lead her team to two straight PSAL and State Federation titles. As a sophomore she gained attention for her basketball skills, city rankings had her listed as the second best player. During her junior season her team went undefeated posting a record of 30–0 before winning the national high school championship. She finished her High School career by helping her team post a 29–1 record which was good for third in the nation.

Junior College

The guard decided Junior College was her best option out of high school, so she chose Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, because they had just won a national title. During the 2005–06 season, Bobbitt handed out 211 assists to rank third in the nation in assists broke the 22-year old school record at Trinity Valley for her career in that category. She led Trinity Valley to the NJCAA National Tournament, and the 2006 Region XIV Championship with a 30–2 record overall and 18–0 mark in conference play. Bobbitt was the 2006 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Junior College Player of the Year.

Division I

Bobbitt help guide the Volunteers to the regular season SEC title in 2006–2007. Bobbitt’s play was also key in ending the nine-year UT title drought, as the Volunteers defeated Rutgers for the National Championship on April 3, 2007. Bobbitt was named to the All-Tournament team.

The defending champions successfully defended their title in 2007–2008, again behind their point guard, who guided them to a title by defeating Stanford on April 8, 2008. Bobbitt and the Lady Vols was invited two years in a row to the White House to be honored by the President.

She graduated with Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks and Alexis Hornbuckle of the Detroit Shock and Nicky Anosike of the Minnesota Lynx.



Bobbitt have also played professionally abroad in several countries. Turkey, Poland and Israel.

Turkish League

  •  Homend Antakya- bobbitt averaged 30 minutes produced 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds. and 5 assist per game.
  •  Botas- bobbitt averaged 30 minutes and produced 13 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game.
  •  Ted College- bobbitt averaged 28 minutes and contributed with 10 points and 4 assists per game.
Poland League
  • CCC Polkowice- bobbitt average 30 minutes while producing 10.5 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals per game.

Israeli League

  • Holon- bobbitt played 30 minutes per game while averaging 17.8 points, and 5 assists per game.
  • Ramet Hen- bobbitt averaged 31.1 minutes and contributed with 11.8 points, 2.4 steals, 3.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Raanana- bobbitt average 30 minutes and produced 14 points, 3.4 steals, and 5.5 assists per game.

Shannon Bobbitt-Turkey


Bobbitt was the 15th pick in the 2008 WNBA draft on April 9, as the Sparks made her the first pick in the second round. Bobbitt joins teammate Candace Parker and former college teammate Sidney Spencer on the Los Angeles squad, which also features Olympian Lisa Leslie, Marie Ferdinand-Harris and Delisha Milton-Jones. Second year along came another Olympian Tina Thompson. Bobbitt and the Sparks fell short in the Western conference finals. Bobbitt also played for the Indiana Fever who made it to the Eastern conference finals and was eliminated by Atlanta Dream. Entering her fourth season she was picked up by the Washington Mystics.


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