Miranda Ayim Retiring From Professional Basketball

Miranda Ayim

Chatham born professional basketball player Miranda Ayim announced her upcoming retirement this week.

“I’m retiring,” Ayim wrote on social media.

“There’s never really a right time/way to announce something like this, so this will have to do. After this season (and the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, of course), I’ll be stepping away from the game that has given me so much.”

Ayim is a two-time Olympian with Team Canada. She currently plays professionally for Basket Landes.

“I still have a lot more to accomplish before I’m done, so for right now I just want to focus on the team that has made its mark on my heart — Basket Landes.”

Ayim, 32, also played in the WNBA for Tulsa in 2003, and has played professionally in Turkey and France.

After her early childhood in Chatham, Ayim moved to London, Ontario before playing NCAA basketball for Pepperdine.

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