Venus Lacy is an American personality and a former basketball player who played basketball at her school level, high school level, college, Olympic, and professional levels. She is the kind of personality who has a wide body with a muscular measurement of around 6-foot-4-inch. She belongs to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has won different championships at different levels. Her career came to an end when she was sustained in a car accident in 1997 and she was hurt severely by the injuries.
Venus Lacy was born on 9th February 1967 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She went to Brainerd High School situated in her hometown Chattanooga, Tennessee and where she earned the state championship back in 1984 at the age of 17. Lacy went to Louisiana Tech University, where she led her team to the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship in 1988. The following year she made her appearance at 1989 Final Four but lost the game to Auburn. Back in 1990 during her senior years, she let her team go undefeated throughout the whole season and earned the ranking of #1 in the national polls.
The same year, Lacy was named a consensus all-American and the WBCA Player of the Year. The same team of 1990 appeared for the Final Four again, where they upset the opposition team of Auburn. Venus completed her NCAA career with 266 points scored in the whole tournament, which later gave her the honor to be placed among the top 10 women players of that time. Back in 2011, Lacy was given the honor to appear in the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Venus Lacy Career
During the initial years of her career, she came to know that the U.S. team lacked a women’s pro league. This was the reason she had to play for different teams belonging to Greece, Italy, and Japan. But, she tried her best to remain stuck to her common rules and helped her Greece team to appear in the European championships during the particular season of 1995 to 1996. On 19th June 1996, during the ABL Draft, Lacy was the first person to be selected by the Seattle Reign. But, in the beginning, it seemed that her luck was working in the opposite direction, and wanted her to leave the game. Back in 1997, Lacy was severely injured because of a car accident, because of which she had to complete her 1997 season in Seattle on the injured list.
The following year after the injury in 1997, Lacy was selected by the ABL’s expansion Long Beach Stingrays. In the first several years, the expansion team performed fairly poorly. The team appeared for the ABL Finals, they lost the game to the Columbus Quest but won the first two games, later played in Long Beach due to scheduling conflicts in Columbus, and finally, the Long Beach Stingrays went to lose the game in Columbus. After one year, the Long Beach franchise folded even though it could not withstand the on-court success.
Rise to Glory
During this time, Lacy was drafted by another ABL expansion team called Nashville Noise. During the season 1998-1999, the team played only 15 games. Because of her injuries due to a car accident, Lacy had to go without any draft by WNBA. In the mid-1999 season, Lacy was picked by the New York Liberty to fill the vacant place for their injured player Rebecca Lobo. Venus got the chance to play at least 17 games during the year and two more in the next season of 2000. Again, the team could earn “not much success and had to go without any major achievements”.
Venus Lacy Biography
|Real Name||Venus Lacy|
|Birth Date||9 February 1967|
|Age (as of 2022)||55 Years|
|Birth Place||Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 4” – in Centimeters – 193 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 106 kg – in Pounds – 233 lbs|
|Who is her husband?||–|
According to www.olympedia.org, Venus Lacy has settled in her hometown Chattanooga, where she married a man but did not reveal her identity to the media. Today, she is sound 55 years old and is settled in her hometown with her adult kids being raised throughout her married life.
Venus Lacy Net Worth
Although Venus Lacy could not get enough chance to pursue with because of her injuries due to a car accident, she tried her hardest to go through the different drafts like that of expansion teams for ABL and New York Liberty. It is for sure that she might be earning a good amount because of her only career of basketball though she got only a few years to play the games and the rest she had to spend with the injuries.