People Involved in Sports—Basketball

Chris Wormley, Christopher Keith Wormley

Christopher Keith Wormley (1993–    ), known in the football world as Chris Wormley, was born in Toledo, Ohio, and played football for the University of Michigan. He signed on as a defensive end for the 2017 Baltimore Ravens team of the National Football League—his rookie season. He is also an accomplished athlete in basketball and track and field.

Last modified: 21 March 2019

Dikembe Mutombo, Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacque Wamutombo

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacque Wamutombo is the full name of former professional basketball player Dikembe Mutombo (1966–    ), who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was selected to the NBA All-Star Team eight times and was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year four times. In 2015, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, he speaks four western languages and five Central African dialects.

Last modified: 25 October 2019

Leslie Jones, Annette Jones

In 2017, comedian and actress Leslie Jones (1967–    ) was selected as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Born Annette Jones in Memphis, Tennessee, she is known for her comedy as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (where she has also worked as a writer) and for her role in the all-female remake of the film Ghostbusters (2016).

Last modified: 20 March 2019

Tyus Bowser

Tyus Bowser (1995–    ) was born in Tyler, Texas, and played football for the University of Houston. He signed on as a linebacker for the 2017 Baltimore Ravens team of the National Football League—his rookie season. He also played basketball at the University of Houston.

Last modified: 26 March 2019

Venus Lacey

Venus Lacey (1967–    ), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, won an Olympic gold medal for the success of the U.S. women’s basketball team at the 1996 Atlanta games. She earlier had been the star center for the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball team (1988–90), which won the NCAA title in 1988. She played two seasons with the New York Liberty of the Women's Nation Basketball Association. In 2014, she was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Last modified: 30 January 2019