Carolina Stars Select Tina Roy with a traning day contract for the WMLBA Women’s Professional D-League

Most South Carolina fans know the former University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball standout, Tina Roy, as a deadly accurate three-point shooter.

Now, the former Gamecock will be joining the Carolina Stars. The announcement came late Tuesday evening making Tina Roy the first player to be preselected for the first women’s professional basketball team in the state of South Carolina.

During Roy’s senior year, the versatile, 5’ ­11” guard led the SEC in three-point shots percentage (.387) and was second in three-pointers per game overall.  She was ranked fifth in three-point shots made per game and was a special tool for the Lady Gamecocks during her time under Dawn Staley.

Though many are familiar with Roy’s triumphs on the court, few know of her struggle to overcome poverty and heartache to get where she is today.

“You can do anything if you put your mind into it and you follow your dreams,” Tina Roy once said during an interview while attending the University of South Carolina.

With a new opportunity to do what she loves, Roy is ready to make her mark on the world of basketball once again.

“She’s only scratched the surface of her potential. She hasn’t made her peak yet,” says Carolina Stars Head Coach, Ciara Anderson. “I think Roy is a tremendous player and I’m ready to see what she has to deliver on a professional level.”

You can learn more about Tina Roy by watching her story on Youtube

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Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey is the Chief Curator of Information at The MinorityEye a nationally recognized news blog that focuses on news, events and issues relevant minority communities. He is also an Integrated Marketing Communication Specialist at TME Media Group. His firm provides consulting and training services to non-traditional entrepreneurs as well as corporate, state and local agencies on how to develop integrated marketing strategies that connect with minority consumers.

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