Former Lady Vols star Daedra Charles-Furlow dies at 49
Daedra Charles-Furlow, a Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer who played on Tennessee’s 1989 and 1991 national championship teams, has died. She was 49.
Lisa Croff, spokesperson for the Wayne County (Michigan) morgue, confirmed Monday that Charles-Furlow died Saturday in Wayne County.
Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said in a statement that “my heart is broken from the loss of one of the greatest players to play at Tennessee.”
Charles-Furlow was known as Daedra Charles when she played for Tennessee from 1988-91. She won the 1991 Wade Trophy, given annually to the top women’s college basketball player in the nation.
Charles played on the 1992 U.S. Olympic team that earned the bronze medal.
Tennessee retired Charles’ No. 32 jersey. She entered the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.