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LaToya Sanders

"Toya"

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The Basics

Position: Center/Forward

Current Team: Washington Mystics | #5

Draft: 2008 | UNC | 1st round (13th overall)

Key Accolades: WNBA Champion (2019)

The Down Low

Toya clearly knows what's most important. She took multiple years off from the WNBA to spend time with her terminally ill father and her mother after his passing. Sanders returned to the WNBA in 2015 and became a WNBA champion in 2019. She had her father's military card tucked in her sports bra during the final game of the Final so she had a piece of him with her when she won the championship. LaToya is also living her Love & Basketball story, having married a fellow UNC basketball star (although she did not go for the hyphen).

Notable Quotables

LaToya has an understated confidence, and is pretty quiet online, but if you have any questions about her play, just ask her teammates:

Toya has been working her ass off every single night to make Liz's job tough. [She's] played phenomenally. I would choose Toya 10 out of 10 times. I'd choose my undersized forward any day.

Natasha Cloud (in response to comments from Liz Cambage) 

She’s so efficient, it’s ridiculous.

Elena Delle Donne

Know Your Milk

The 2019 playoffs between the Aces and Mystics got heated, particularly due to Liz Cambage's epic trash-talking. Sanders, at 6'3, is undersized as a center, and was facing up against Cambage, who at 6'8 is the tallest active player in the WNBA and a dominant force in the paint.

But this meme developed well after the playoffs, when the Mystics posted a video of Cambage pushing Sanders over with Cloud yelling "You Can't Do That." Cambage responded with the following:

Sanders, who is not on Twitter, did not respond, but her team responded for her:

LaToya has largely remained unbothered by the drama, but I suspect she will forever be associated with milk.

Merch

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