Simone Edwards


Making people smile is what Simone Edwards has done, on and off the basketball court, her entire life. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, the 6’4” former center is the first Caribbean and Jamaican player to be signed to the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). As a high school senior, Edwards was offered a full scholarship to an American college – but only if she learned to play basketball. Frequently referred to as the “Jamaican Hurricane,” Edwards is famous in the WNBA for her fan-favorite “Shimmy Shake” and her record as one of the top rebounders in the world. She first garnered attention on the court during junior college, at Seminole State College in Se…