San Antonio Silver Stars acquire Michelle Snow for Dalma Ivanyi
The San Antonio Silver Stars acquired eight-year WNBA veteran center Michelle Snow in exchange for Dalma Ivanyi and the right to swap second round picks with San Antonio in the 2011 WNBA Draft to Atlanta. The draft picks option must be exercised within 15 days of the conclusion of the draft lottery.
â€œWe are very excited about the addition of Michelle Snow to our roster,â€ said Silver Stars head coach Sandy Brondello in a statement. â€œShe has always been a player that was difficult for us to stop in the past and she has all the skills that will make her a great asset to our team. At 6′ 5â€ she is a player who will give us a dominant low-block presence on both ends of the floor as well as helping us to be a better rebounding team. Her mobility makes her a perfect fit for our 2010 campaign.â€
The Houston Comets selected Snow in the first round (10th overall) of the 2002 WNBA Draft, Snow has accumulated averages 9.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks per game in 266 career games played. She currently plays in Russia for Dynamo Kursk.
Ivanyi, a native of Hungary, has played five seasons in the WNBA â€“ four of which were in San Antonio (1999, 2000, 2005, 2006) â€“ and averaged 1.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 106 career games played. Currently, she is playing in Hungary for MiZo PÃ©cs and helped her team reach the EuroLeague Women Eighth Finals. Ivanyi averaged 11.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.9 steals and 32.1 minutes per game in 13 games played for MiZo PÃ©cs 2010.
The Silver Stars open the 2010 regular season on May 15 with a 7 p.m. tip-off against the visiting Atlanta Dream.