Thursday, February 12, 2009

Magic cheerleader to appear in S.I. Swimsuit Edition 

Posted by Sasha at 9:29 PM ET

By Drew Petrimoulx
@ February 10, 2009

Orlando Magic Dancer Deanna Clover is one of 10 NBA dancers that is featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which hit newsstands Tuesday, February 10.

Clover, a five-year Magic Dancer veteran and team leader originally from Kissimmee, has traveled the world with the Magic Dancers entertaining troops overseas and has performed as one of the Dunking Dancers. She has been married for nine years, teaches Sunday school with her husband and works as a real estate assistant.

"I felt like today was Christmas. I couldn't sleep last night because of my excitement for the release today," said Clover. "I drove all over Central Florida until I finally found an issue in Oviedo. It was a great experience, very surreal. Growing up, you see the women in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and one day you wish that could be you, and today was a big dream come true. I love the Magic and am proud to represent the organization on and off the court."

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