P&P Live! Sugar Rodgers — They Better Call Me Sugar - with Etan Thomas

Upcoming Event
Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 5:00pm

Growing up in dire poverty, Sugar Rodgers never imagined that she would become an all-star player in the WNBA. Both of her siblings were in and out of prison throughout much of her childhood and shootings in her neighborhood were commonplace. For Sugar, this was just a fact of life.

With the love and support of her family and friends, Sugar's performance on her high school basketball team led to her recruitment by the Georgetown Hoyas, and her eventual draft into the WNBA in 2013 by the Minnesota Lynx (who won the WNBA Finals in Sugar's first year). The first of her family to attend college, Sugar speaks of her struggles both academically and as an athlete with raw honesty.

Sugar's road to a successful career as a professional basketball player is fraught with sadness and death—including her mother's death when she's fourteen, which leaves Sugar essentially homeless. Throughout it all, Sugar clings to basketball as a way to keep herself focused and sane.

Rodgers will be in conversation with Etan Thomas, a former professional basketball player who played for the Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Atlanta Hawks. He is a senior writer for basketballnews.com and is the host of The Rematch.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Offsite
They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781617759291
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Black Sheep - May 4th, 2021

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