Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker headline the star-studded 2021 WNBA Finals, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better story than that of Mercury guard Shey Peddy.

Catch up quick: Peddy’s journey began in 2012, when she was drafted by the Sky out of Temple.

  • After getting cut early in training camp, she went abroad to play in Israel, where checks were late and she had to drive herself to away games.
  • In 2013, Peddy was invited to Mystics training camp only to be cut in preseason again. After nearly quitting, she recommitted herself to basketball and blossomed into a EuroLeague star in Latvia.

Then came 2019. Peddy was once again cut by the Mystics in training camp, but when the team needed a replacement player midseason, she came home and made her WNBA debut at age 30. Read More