Jewell Loyd Basketball Court naming ceremony to take place May 15 in Chicago

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Before Jewell Loyd made it big in the WNBA … and before she earned nicknames such as the Gold Mamba and Faith Mothershed, it began in Cook County, Illinois just outside of Chicago.

She played her high school basketball at Niles West High School in Skokie, just outside of Chicago from 2008-2012 prior to moving on to Notre Dame. She will be welcomed home on May 15 – a little more than a week prior to the start of the 2019 WNBA season on May 24 – when the Proesel Park Basketball Courts at 7030 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincolnwood will be renamed after her.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. The Village of Lincolnwood announced the decision to rename the courts after Loyd back in June.

That same day, the Storm will host the Phoenix Mercury in a preseason contest at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. Seattle will open the regular season on May 25 against those same Mercury in a nationally-televised contest on ABC at 3:30 ET/12:30 PT– also in Everett.

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