Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles (born October 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky in the WNBA. She is 6 ft 5 in (1.98 m) tall and weighs 200 lbs (90.7 kg).
She was born in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, the daughter of Arrittio Fowles. She has three brothers and one sister whose names are Walter,Jeremy,Morris and Dorothy. Sylvia grew up in some of the rougher neighborhoods of Miami-Dade, including Coconut Grove, Little Haiti, and the Victory Home Housing Projects. She attended Little River Elementary School and Horace Mann Middle School.
She also led Edison Senior High School to two state championships before transferring to Gulliver Preparatory School. Fowles averaged 20.6 points and 11.6 rebounds at Gulliver and led them to the class 3A state championship. Fowles was also named a McDonalds All-American. Fowles was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2004 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored fifteen points, and earned MVP honors.