Wednesday’s Houston Sports Notebook

By Yolande Lezine
Updated: February 24, 2009

Sports HOUSTON — A brief look at some of the most recent news and notes involving area and national sports figures.

— Former Houston Comets center Michelle Snow will be headed to Atlanta, Georgia. Snow, an unrestricted free agent has been signed by the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA. Snow, one of the top free agents available in the WNBA this offseason, spent her first seven seasons in the league as a member of the Houston Comets.

The 6-foot-5 post player was originally selected as the tenth overall pick in the 2002 WNBA draft. The two-time All-Star started all 34 games last year for Houston, averaging 9.9 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 52.9% from the field.

A standout at the University of Tennessee, Snow averaged 10.9 points and 6.5 rebounds in four seasons for the Lady Vols. Snow scored 1,000 career points in her collegiate career and earned Associated Press All-American Honorable mention recognition as a senior. She also made headlines by recording three dunks in her collegiate career.

— The 2009 WNBA Draft presented by Adidas will be held on Thursday, April 9th at the NBA Entertainment studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. ESPN2 will provide live coverage and analysis of the first round of the draft while ESPNU and NBA-TV will broadcast the second and third rounds beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET.

— The Houston Rockets and Hewlett Packard have joined forces to launch the “Houston Rockets History Wiki- for the fans by the fans” Web site. The new interactive site on is located at has been created for the fans, by the fans. It will also allow members to be part of the official community for Houston Rockets fans.

— The Rockets and ECO International hosted a free recycling drive for outdated or end of life electronics at the Toyota Center. Items received included: televisions, laptop and desktop computers, monitors and peripherals such as keyboards and mice.

— The Southwestern Athletic Conference named Prairie View A & M guard Gaati Werema the SWAC Women’s Player of the Week. Werema averaged 13.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals for the Lady Panthers. She scored a game-high 12 points with five rebounds and three steals in a 62-43 win over Grambling State last week.

— TSU guard Trikeyia East, a 5-9 Junior was named SWAC Newcomer of the Week. East averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.5 steals and .5 blocks for the Lady Tigers in two games last week. East led the Lady Tigers in scoring in a pair of games against Jackson State and Grambling State. She led all scorers with 14 points, while pulling down six rebounds against Grambling State.