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Chicago Sky Opens Training Camp, Four Players Still Overseas

Published on April 24, 2017

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The Chicago Sky opened training camp with new general manager and head coach, Amber Stocks. The Sky enter their 12th season following the franchise’s fourth consecutive playoff appearance.

The Sky’s 2017 training camp roster

Player Position Height Experience From
Yvonne Anderson G 5-7 R Texas
Imani Boyette C 6-7 1 Texas
Jessica Breland F 6-3 5 North Carolina
Kahleah Copper G 6-1 1 South Carolina
Stefanie Dolson C 6-5 3 Connecticut
Makayla Epps G 5-10 R Kentucky
Jamierra Faulkner G 5-6 3 Southern Mississippi
Rebekah Gardner G 6-1 R UCLA
Keisha Hampton F 6-1 1 DePaul
Amber Harris F 6-5 3 Xavier
Tori Jankoska G 5-8 R Michigan State
Betnijah Laney G 6-0 2 Rutgers
Astou Ndour C 6-5 2 Senegal
Cheyenne Parker F 6-4 2 Middle Tennessee State
Cappie Pondexter G 5-9 11 Rutgers
Allie Quigley G 5-10 8 DePaul
Courtney Vandersloot G 5-8 6 Gonzaga
Destiny Williams F 6-4 R Baylor
Tamera Young F 6-2 9 James Madison

General Manager & Head Coach – Amber Stocks
Assistant Coach – Carla D. Morrow
Assistant Coach – Carlene Mitchell

The finalized preseason roster features nine returning players from the Sky’s 2016 season including Tamera Young, Imani Boyette, Cappie Pondexter, Betnijah Laney, Courtney Vandersloot, Jessica Breland, Jamierra Faulkner, Cheyenne Parker and Allie Quigley.

In the offseason the team acquired center Stefanie Dolson, standout rookie Kahleah Copper and DePaul alum Keisha Hampton. The Sky also added 2017 WNBA first-round draft picks, Alaina Coates and Tori Jankoska and third-round pick Makayla Epps.

  • Coates will not participate in training camp due to her existing injury.
  • Ndour, Quigley, Vandersloot and Copper will arrive later in training camp due to overseas obligations.

Other camp invitees competing for spots include Amber Harris, Rebekah Gardner, Yvonne Anderson and Destiny Williams. Harris, a 6’5 forward, was a first round pick by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 WNBA draft. Gardner, a 6’1 guard, played for Osmaniye in the Turkish Women’s Basketball League and Anderson, a 5’7 guard from the University of Texas at Austin, played for Galatasaray in the Turkish Women’s Basketball League.

The Sky will participate in a two-day preseason tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The team will play the Connecticut Sun on May 2nd and the New York Liberty on May 3rd.

The roster will be finalized at 12 players by May 12, prior to the Sky’s season opener on May 14 on the road against the Minnesota Lynx.

This post is part of the thread: 2017 WNBA Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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