Jersey Retirement of Sha Hopson, Jan 28

Jersey Retirement of Sha Hopson, Jan 28
Posted on 01/26/2022
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With great pride, the HSSD will host the Honorary Jersey Retirement Ceremony for Trojan Alumna and legendary women's basketball star Sha Hopson on Friday, January 28, between the Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball Games vs. Lakeside in Trojan Arena. Varsity games begin at 6:00 p.m.

Classmates from the Class of 1990, and friends/family of Sha are invited to the Trojan Arena Hospitality Room for Refreshments following the Ceremony.

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>A Tribute & Biography of Sha Hopson:

Anjinea LaSha (Sha)  Hopson ‘s first time playing organized basketball was with the AAU Basketball League and she was coached by Mrs. Jane Nichols.

Sha was a 1990 graduate of Hot Springs High School where she was the star female basketball player for the mighty Trojans, she received many honors ultimately being named the Gazette Female Player of the Year and Miss Basketball for the State of AR. She attended the University of Arkansas Fayetteville where she holds the record for the most three point shots in a single game, she went to the Olympic Festival and as a result, she was on the Gold Medal winning Team. She later graduated from Grambling University where she was named SWAC MVP, Louisiana newcomer of the year, National Player of the year candidate and in the NCAA she was ranked number 7 in steals.  While at Grambling, she pledged Delta Sigma Theta  Incorporated  . She then played professionally in Madrid Spain until locating to Chicago.  She then tried out and made it to the 10th round of the WNBA trials before being cut and decided to end her basketball career.

Professional Career: Sha was a resident of Chicago, IL where she built a legacy as the founder and head coach of the Chicago Lady Demons and each of these young ladies have gone on receive their  bachelors degrees. She was Von Steuben Women’s Varsity Head Coach. Chicago Hoops Express coach, Physical Education instructor at Woodlawn Elementary and she was a D-1 Collegiate referee. Where her all time accomplishment  was being chosen to referee one of  the WNBA finals. We salute Sha and all her accomplishments!  But her love for Hot Springs and the Mighty Lady Trojans forever remained in her heart!


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