Ebony Hoffman, 2022

A true local city basketball star, Ebony was a three-time All-LA City selection and the City Most Valuable Player in 1999 and 2000 at Narbonne High School. She was a high school All-American in 1999 and 2000, and participated in the 2000 WBCA High School All-America Game. Hoffman led the Gauchos to the California State Championship and mythical national title in 2000, and the lofty No. 1 end-of -season ranking by the ‘USA Today’ Super 25 Poll. She set school records with 2,118 career points, 1,851 rebounds, and 496 blocks as Narbonne went 111-10 (.917 winning percentage) during her high school career.

Hoffman was a member of the 2000 USA Women’s U18 team, which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina. She attended USC and was an All-Pac 10 selection in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Hoffman also became the first USC player since Cheryl Miller, and the first Pac-10 player to ever tally more than 1,500 career points, 1,000 rebounds, and 245 steals. She was selected by the WNBA Indiana Fever as the ninth overall pick in the 2004 draft. In 2008, Hoffman was selected as the WNBA’s Most Improved Player. She played in the WNBA with the Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, and Connecticut Sun from 2004-2014. She is currently a WNBA assistant coach for Seattle.