Edwige Lawson-Wade

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Edwige Lawson-Wade
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Personal information
Born (1979-05-14) May 14, 1979 (age 39)
Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Listed height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Listed weight130 lb (59 kg)
Career information
Playing career2005–present
Position Point guard
Career history
2005 New York Liberty
2005 Houston Comets
2006 Seattle Storm
2007–2010 San Antonio Silver Stars
Stats at WNBA.com

Edwige Lawson (born May 14, 1979 in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany), also Edwige Lawson-Wade, is a French professional women's basketball player. In the US, Lawson most recently played for the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars, and has played in numerous other professional basketball leagues as well. She started her professional career at the age of 17. She has played in Bordeaux, Aix-en-Provence, and Valenciennes in France. She has also played in the WNBA for the New York Liberty, the Houston Comets and the Seattle Storm. She is currently the starting point guard for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Superleague. Edwige also plays as the starting point guard for the France national women's basketball team, with whom she won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Her resume includes three French championships, two Russian championships, three FIBA World League titles and three Euroleague titles (two with Valenciennes and one with CSKA Samara) and one European Championship with France. Edwige was the three-point competition champion at the 2008 FIBA Europe all-star game. Edwige is married to professional basketball player and coach James Wade. They had a son James "Jet" Wade III. Edwige is of Beninese descent through her father. [1]

Rennes Prefecture and commune in Brittany, France

Rennes is a city in the east of Brittany in northwestern France at the confluence of the Ille and the Vilaine. Rennes is the capital of the region of Brittany, as well as the Ille-et-Vilaine department.

Ille-et-Vilaine Department of France

Ille-et-Vilaine is a department of France, located in the region of Brittany in the northwest of the country.

Brittany Historical province in France

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