From the : New York Liberty legend Kym Hampton spoke recently to a wildly enthusiastic audience of sixth and seventh graders at Peekskill Middle School. Ms. Hampton attended Arizona State University and was the 4th overall pick in the 1st Annual WNBA Draft in 1997.
She played for the New York Liberty and had a a career average of 9.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Ms. Hampton is an all-time franchise leader in six statistical categories including points scored (838, 10th), scoring average (9.3, 10th), free throws made (219, 9th), free throw attempts (314, 8th), rebounds (523, 8th) and blocked shots (52, 8th). She is currently retired from the WNBA and is a Fan Development Leader for the New York Liberty. The theme of her talk was the importance of education, self-esteem, and staying active to achieve success as an athlete and a person.