Posts by Aya Abdeen

Aya Abdeen is a student in sports journalism at Arizona State University and has been a contributing writer for The Next Hoops since December 2022. Her work has also appeared on AZPreps365.

Brittney Griner soars to basket in Phoenix Mercury purple and orange uniform.

Players and coaches speak up about the Brittney Griner incident

June 11, 2023

Three of four WNBPA VPs have spoken out about the issue

Nine Phoenix Mercury players form a tight huddle in the lane near the free-throw line.

Phoenix Mercury, Griner are apparent targets of harassment at Dallas airport

June 10, 2023

Players, WNBPA call for heightened safety measures

Chicago Sky combo forward Rebekah Gardner dribbles up the court past the halfcourt line

WNBA injury roundup: Gardner and Robinson underwent surgery

June 1, 2023

Plus, Diamond Miller is “sidelined indefinitely” with a right ankle sprain

Seattle Storm forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) during the WNBA game between the Seattle Storm and the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on June 16, 2019. Photo Credit: Chris Poss

WNBA champion, Connecticut great Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to retire

May 3, 2023

Standout career also included USA Basketball triumphs

WNBA adds charter flights for entire playoffs, part of regular season

April 10, 2023

Charters covered for entire postseason, five regular season games

Wearing a baseball cap commemorating the Las Vegas Aces' 2022 WNBA championship, head coach Becky Hammon sits at the podium and answers questions from reporters.

Becky Hammon, Gary Blair headline Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2023

April 1, 2023

Trailblazing 1976 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team also inducted

Maryland's Diamond Miller dribbles against Arizona in the Round of 32.

13 additional players, including Diamond Miller, declare for the 2023 WNBA Draft

March 30, 2023

Further additions to the list expected after Final Four

Notre Dame guard Olivia Miles directs traffic during a regular season matchup against N.C. State on Jan. 29, 2023 in Raleigh. (Mitchell Northam / The Next)

How Olivia Miles and Ta’Niya Latson injuries impact teams’ chances

March 16, 2023

Notre Dame and Florida State announced that key players will miss NCAA Tournament

What the selection committee chair said about the 2023 NCAA Tournament

March 13, 2023

South Carolina, Indiana, Virginia Tech and Stanford earned No. 1 seeds

2004 WNBA champion Simone Edwards passes away after battling ovarian cancer

February 17, 2023

WNBA champion Simone Edwards passes away at age 49