Fil-Am’s WNBA dreams get boost


    A US-based Fil-Am’s dream to gain a foothold in the WNBA is now closer to reality.

    This after guard Chanelle Molina was signed yesterday by Indiana to a training camp contract.

    “OFFICIAL: We have signed Chanelle Molina to a training camp contract. Welcome to Indiana,” the Fever said in an official announcement on Instagram.

    Terms of the pact were not disclosed.

    Born and raised in Hawaii by Filipino parents, the 5-foot-9 Molina said it took a lot of doing to become the first Pinay to suit up in the WNBA, but is unfazed.

    “It has taken a lot of hard work, dedication and patience to get here. The WNBA has always been the goal. Therefore, I accepted and fell in love with the process to get here,” Molina said in her Instagram account.

    “There are not many Filipino women in the WNBA, so this is for the progress of women’s basketball all over the world. I will celebrate this success and accomplishment, but it’s back to helping my team overseas win in the morning,” she added.