What does it take to be a three-time ACC Player of the Year? Ask Central PA native Alyssa Thomas who has made a career playing professional basketball for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun & overseas.

This week on The Sports Extra Podcast, Thomas covers how she transitioned her game from Maryland to the pros, why it’s important to always be yourself and what goals she has for equality in sports.

Thomas grew up in Camp Hill and played her high school ball at Central Dauphin.

She went on to play for Maryland where she was ACC Rookie of the Year as a freshman and three-time ACC Player of the Year. She was drafted fourth overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft.


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Plus the podcast discusses Sha’Carri Richardson, the importance of developing personalities in sports and why everyone should have an open bar at a wedding.

Meet the voices behind the podcast: Allie Berube and Logan Reever. The Sports Extra Podcast is designed to bring listeners closer to the games, teams and athletes they love. The podcast will dive deeper than the hosts can go on TV.

The Sports Extra Podcast will release episodes every Thursday and will range in sports topics. The goal is to talk about national sports with a local flair. Allie & Logan plan to bring in guests each week to share their perspectives on sports.

You can catch The Sports Extra Podcast presented by abc27 starting April 22nd. The team drops new episodes every Thursday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or right here on abc27.com.