By Jessica Lantz, Swish Appeal (February 2011)
When she takes the court with her headphones on, bopping her head to her favorite of Lil Wayne, Chasity Workman is ready to play the game that she loves with the team that she loves.
A team that she calls a family.
The senior at Oklahoma City University is playing in her one and only season with the Stars after transferring from Washburn (Kan.), yet she’s using this final year of college basketball as yet another stepping stone in her basketball life.
“I just think this team is more of a team,” Workman said. “We mesh together, we joke around. It’s like having another family. I enjoy it. I love it, I love it.”
Aside from her basketball family on the court of Abe Lemons Arena, Workman has a basketball in her blood. Her father is former NBA player and current NBA referee, Haywoode.
“Having my dad as a NBA basketball player slash referee now, it has a lot of good perks,” Workman said. “I guess it’s just within me. Growing up, my mom kept me pretty humble about the situation. She was just like, you know your dad plays in the NBA. So I was kind of like a fan more than ‘oh, that’s my dad’.”
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