Joe Bendel profiles West Mifflin graduate and WNBA standout Tanisha Wright.
"The specter of retirement confronted Tanisha Wright in the winter of 2015. Having recently parted ways with the WNBA's Seattle Storm after 10 years, the former West Mifflin star was at a crossroads.
She was forced to decide if it was the appropriate time to sever ties with a sport that brought incredible stardom at the WPIAL, collegiate (Penn State) and professional levels or to stick it out.
"It was hard, but Seattle was home and I just didn't know if I was going to stop playing or take a year off," Wright said. "I really didn't know."
An offer from the New York Liberty changed everything for the 5-foot-11 guard. Wright reached an agreement with the franchise and went on to start all 34 games in 2015, earning second-team WNBA All-Defensive Team honors. The Liberty finished 23-11 and reached the Eastern Conference semifinals."