Marion Jones Returns to the Hardwood after Roughly 13,000 Years

The disgraced sprinter will join the WNBA's Tulsa Shock.


Marion Jones will suit up for the first time since 1997 for the Tulsa Shock

The WNBA's Tulsa Shock will hold a news conference Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET to announce the signing of former track star Marion Jones.

Jones worked out for Shock coach Nolan Richardson last Saturday.

Jones was stripped of five medals she won in the 2000 Summer Olympics after she admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs prior to the Summer Games.

She was given a six-month prison sentence after she admitted lying to federal prosecutors.

Now, at age 34 and after giving birth to her third child just eight months ago, Jones is attempting an athletic comeback -- this time in basketball.

Jones has not played basketball since leaving North Carolina in 1997, choosing instead to concentrate on her track career. But as a freshman point guard with the Tar Heels, she helped UNC win a national title in 1994.

Jones was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in 2003.

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