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Dallas Wings finalize roster to begin 2017 season

Published on May 11, 2017

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The Dallas Wings has a final roster for the 2017 regular season. The Wings begin play Saturday, May 14, in Phoenix against the Mercury. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. ET. Fans can watch the game via League Pass and Twitter.

The franchise’s 2017 roster includings six returning players: 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,” said head coach Fred Williams in a statement. “We are very excited about our 12-player selected roster. I’m looking forward to an exciting season.”

# Player Position Height Experience From
9 Evelyn Akhator F 6-3 R KENTUCKY
12 Saniya Chong G 5-8 R CONNECTICUT
13 Karima Christmas-Kelly G-F 6-0 6 DUKE/USA
10 Kaela Davis G 6-2 R SOUTH CAROLINA
4 Skylar Diggins-Smith G 5-9 4 NOTRE DAME/USA
15 Allisha Gray G 6-0 R SOUTH CAROLINA
25 Glory Johnson F 6-3 4 TENNESSEE/USA
22 Breanna Lewis C 6-5 R KANSAS STATE
3 Courtney Paris C 6-4 7 OKLAHOMA/USA
55 Theresa Plaisance F 6-5 3 LOUISIANA STATE
23 Aerial Powers G 6-0 1 MICHIGAN STATE
6 Kayla Thornton F 6-1 1 TEXAS-EL PASO

Head Coach: Fred Williams (College – Boise State) | Assistant Coach: Bridget Pettis (College – Florida) | Assistant Coach: Taj McWilliams-Franklin (College – St. Edward’s) | Athletic Trainer: Allison Russell (College – Tulsa) | Strength and Conditioning Coach:  Danny Wardell (College – University of Huddersfield)

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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