Erlana Larkins, a former Miami Suns Basketball player and current supporter of the organization’s middle school team, led the Indiana Fever to a WNBA Championship.
As standout at Benjamin High in Broward, she was the 2004 Sun Sentinel High School Athlete of the Year. A four-time state champion. A two-time Miss Basketball honoree. And four times, she was the Sun Sentinel Player of the Year.
She went on to become an All-American at North Carolina and now Larkins has another title: WNBA champion as a member of the Indiana Fever.
The Fever clinched their first title with an 87-78 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night. Indiana won three of the first four games in the best-of-five series.
Larkins had a solid showing for the Fever in the postseason, averaging 9.9 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game. She had five points and a game-high 13 rebounds in the clinching win.
Her post-season performance capped an impressive comeback for a player who was waived from two previous WNBA teams before signing with Indiana in March.