Former national women's basketball player Simone Edwards has bemoaned the lack of progress made in local basketball in recent years. Edwards who was the first Caribbean woman to make it to the WNBA, on Monday received the Order of Distinction at the Natiojnal Honours and Awards Cermony at King’s House for her contribution to the sport. She says she is willing to come back to help the programme in whichever way she can.
Edwards coached the Jamaican women's national basketball team and led them to the 2014 Caribbean championship.
She played for six years in the WNBA, winning a championship with the Seattle Storm in 2004.