New York Liberty roster for the tipoff of the 2016 season set

The New York Liberty’s 12-player roster for the tipoff of its historic 20thWNBA season is set.

Player Height Pos. College Exp.
#1 Shavonte Zellous 5-10 G Pittsburgh 7
#2 Adut Bulgak 6-4 F Florida State R
#5 Shoni Schimmel 5-9 G Louisville 2
#8 Carolyn Swords 6-6 C Boston College 4
#10 Epiphanny Prince* 5-9 G Rutgers 6
#12 Lindsey Harding 5-8 G Duke 8
#14 Sugar Rodgers 5-9 G Georgetown 3
#15 Brittany Boyd 5-9 G California 1
#17 Amanda Zahui B. 6-5 C Minnesota 1
#22 Ameryst Alston 5-9 G Ohio State R
#30 Tanisha Wright 5-11 G Penn State 11
#31 Tina Charles 6-4 F Connecticut 6
#41 Kiah Stokes 6-3 C Connecticut 1

*Suspended for start of 2016 season

Guard Epiphanny Prince, who suffered a knee injury while competing for Dynamo Kursk in Russia in November 2015, is temporarily suspended to start the season, but eligible to return later this year.

The Liberty’s season opens on Saturday, May 14, when the team travels to Washington, D.C., to face the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. ET New York’s home opener at Madison Square Garden will be on Sunday, May 15, against the Dallas Wings at 5 p.m. ET.

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