Chat With Shock Center Ruth Riley

Detroit Shock center Ruth Riley has earned a WNBA Campionship, a WNBA Finals MVP award, an Olympic Gold Medal and a NCAA Championship with Notre Dame during her basketball career. Now the WNBA All-Star has added creative writing to her impressive career.

When the Detroit Shock host the New York Liberty on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m., the first 3,000 fans through the gates of The Palace will receive, courtesy of Big Boy, The Spirit of Basketball, a children's book written by Shock Center Ruth Riley.

The 3,000-book giveaway is the largest promotional distribution featuring a player-authored book in league history. Riley wrote the book as part of her continuing commitment to being a role model for her young fans, girls and boys alike, and fans of the WNBA. Riley, along with her Shock teammates, believes that it is an honor to be a role model in the community and is committed to the fans, the community, the organization, and her teammates.

Chat with Riley on Thursday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m. on

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