Chantelle Anderson, the all-time leading scorer in Vanderbilt women’s basketball history, has retired from competitive basketball.
The 28-year-old recently completed a professional season in Lebanon. She made her announcement in a blog entry on Tuesday.
“I'm not scared really,” she wrote. “It's more of an anxious feeling; a desire to know what's coming next. But I've always been taken care of, and I know this situation will be another example of that.”
The 6-foot-6 post player was the second overall choice in the 2003 WNBA draft by Sacramento. She averaged 4.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 124 career games with Sacramento and San Antonio. Her last WNBA season was 2007.
She was in training camp with the Atlanta Dream this spring but was waived prior to the start of the season.
In addition to Lebanon, she also played internationally in France and Turkey.
At Vanderbilt she was a two-time All-American, a three-time all-conference performer and the 2002 SEC player of the year. Her 2,604 career points surpassed by two the previous mark of Wendy Scholtens.
In 2008, Anderson was a member of Vanderbilt’s inaugural athletics hall of fame class.
“Basketball and I have developed the type of deeply fulfilling friendship that can only be born out of true intimacy,” she said. “But the love affair is over.”