DALLAS WINGS FINALIZE 2017 ROSTER

DALLAS WINGS FINALIZE 2017 ROSTER

Arlington, TX –  The Dallas Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb and Head Coach Fred Williams have finalized the team’s roster for the 2017 regular season, which begins Saturday, May 14, in Phoenix against the Mercury. Tip-off is at 5 pm CT.  The roster features six returning players, including All-Star guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, 2016 WNBA All-Rookie Team member Aerial Powers, along with Glory Johnson, Karima Christmas-Kelly, Courtney Paris and Theresa Plaisance. This group is joined by training camp invitee Kayla Thornton, 2017 draft class top pick Evelyn Akhator (3rd overall), Allisha Gray (4th) and Kaela Davis (10th), Breanna Lewis (23rd) and Saniya Chong (26th).

“It’s been a very competitive training camp,” stated head coach Fred Williams. “We are very excited about our 12-player selected roster. I’m looking forward to an exciting season.”

The Wings continue preparation for their second season in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The team opens the regular season on the road at Phoenix, prior to a May 20 home opener against the Minnesota Lynx at 7 p.m. at the College Park Center.

Season ticket packages and individual tickets are available. Fans can purchase by calling 817.469.9464 or by visiting dallaswings.com.
                                                           2017 DALLAS WINGS ROSTER

 

NO         PLAYER                               POS      HT        WT           DOB                   COLLEGE                     YRS      Pronunciation

3             Courtney Paris                   C          6-4       250          9/21/1987               Oklahoma                         7

4             Skylar Diggins-Smith         G          5-9       145          8/2/1990                Notre Dame                       4

6             Kayla Thornton                  F           6-1       190          10/20/1992             UT-El Paso   1

9             Evelyn Akhator                  F           6-3       180          2/3/1995                Kentucky                            R          ack-uh-TOR

10          Kaela Davis                         F           6-2       170          3/15/1995               South Carolina                 R          KAY-luh

12          Saniya Chong                     G          5-8       140          6/27/1994               UCONN                             R          suh-NIE-ya

13          Karima Christmas-Kelly     F           6-0       180          9/11/1989               Duke                                   6          kuh-REE-muh

15          Allisha Gray                        G          6-0       167          1/12/1995               South Carolina                   R          UH-LEE-shuh

22          Breanna Lewis                   C          6-5       205          6/22/1994               Kansas State                       R          BREE-AW-nuh

23          Aerial Powers                     G          6-0       157          1/17/1994               Michigan State                    1          AIR-ee-ul

25          Glory Johnson                    F           6-3       170          7/27/1990               Tennessee                          4

55          Theresa Plaisance              F           6-5       200          5/18/1992               LSU                                    3          play-ZAWNCE

 

About the Dallas Wings The Dallas Wings are one of twelve professional teams in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded in Detroit Michigan in 1998 as the Detroit Shock. After 12 years and three championships (2003, 2006 and 2008), the team moved to Tulsa, where they were known as the Tulsa Shock. In 2016, the team played their first season in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as the Dallas Wings. The Wings play home games at College Park Center, a state-of-the-art facility located on the University of Texas at Arlington campus in Arlington, TX.

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