Shoni Schimmel came to national prominence last year when she and her sister led Louisville to the NCAA Women’s Championship basketball game. Both sisters are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Since going pro, Shoni has become one of the highest profile Native athletes in the country. Just how high profile? Enough that the Atlanta Dream rookie has the top selling replica jersey in the WNBA, beating out stars like Skylar Diggins and Britney Griner. 

Schimmel has also been voted a starter for Saturday’s WNBA All-Star game. 

(h/t Oregon Live)

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