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Phoenix Mercury sign Megan Frazee, announce training camp roster

Published on April 24, 2013

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Phoenix Mercury website splash page featuring Brittney Griner.

Phoenix Mercury website splash page featuring Brittney Griner.

From the team:

The Phoenix Mercury announced today the signing of forward Megan Frazee to complete the club’s 15-player training camp roster. Workouts for the club’s 2013 training camp will begin on May 6 at US Airways Center and will include a home preseason contest against the Japan National Team on May 19.

A 6-3 center, Frazee was originally selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars 14th overall in the 2009 WNBA Draft. She appeared in 39 games over the course of two seasons in San Antonio (2009 and 2010), averaging 4.7 points in 10.9 minutes per game. A graduate of Liberty University, Frazee spent the 2012-13 offseason playing for Samsun in Turkey, where she averaged 18.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

The Mercury training camp roster includes nine returners from last season’s team, including a healthy Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor, Candice Dupree and Charde Houston, who all missed significant time last year due to injury. The six newcomers are highlighted by 6-foot-8 rookie Brittney Griner, who was selected by the Mercury first overall in the most anticipated WNBA draft class in league history.

As the Mercury prepares to capture its third WNBA championship, the club has assembled an experienced group, totaling 137 playoff games played and eight championship rings. Taylor and newcomer Erin Thorn are the most experienced, each entering her 11th year in the league. Griner, Nikki Greene (Penn State ’13) and Jalana Childs (Kansas State ’12) are the only rookies in camp.

The 15-player roster will be trimmed to 11 players by May 23.

Taurasi, Griner and the rest of the Mercury will make their 2013 debut on May 27 when they host the Chicago Sky and Elena Delle Donne, the second overall pick in this year’s draft. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Exp From/Year
24 DeWanna Bonner G/F 6-4 137 08/21/1987 4 Auburn ‘09
33 Jalana Childs F  6-2 04/13/1990 R Kansas State ‘12
4 Candice Dupree F 6-2 175 08/16/1984 7 Temple ‘06
40 Megan Frazee 6-3 191 03/29/1987 2 Liberty ‘09
54 Nikki Greene F/C 6-4 09/06/1990 R Penn State ‘13
42 Brittney Griner C 6-8 10/18/1990 R Baylor ‘13
14 Alexis Hornbuckle G 5-10 168 10/16/1985 5 Tennessee ‘08
22 Charde Houston F 6-0 193 04/10/1986 5 Connecticut  ‘08
25 Ify Ibekwe F 6-2 148 10/05/1989 1 Arizona  ‘11
12 Lynetta Kizer F 6-4 215 04/04/1990 1 Maryland  ‘12
99 Samantha Prahalis G 5-7 129 01/23/1990 1 Ohio State ‘12
3 Diana Taurasi G 6-0 163 06/11/1982 9 Connecticut ‘04
13 Penny Taylor F 6-1 165 05/24/1981 10 Australia
34 Krystal Thomas C 6-5 195 06/10/1989 2 Duke ‘11
5 Erin Thorn G 5-9 145 05/19/1981 10 BYU ‘03

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