WNBA preseason schedule tips off on April 29
WNBA preseason action kicks off Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. ET with the Dallas Wings visiting the San Antonio Stars. On display will be this season’s No. 1 draft pick, Stars guard Kelsey Plum, the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball.
In the offseason, the Stars acquired Isabelle Harrison and the No. 5 pick in the 2017 draft from Phoenix in exchange for Danielle Robinson. Former Northwestern Star, forward Nia Coffey, ended up being the fifth pick.
The Stars also added center Clarissa Dos Santos from Chicago in exchange for another center, Astou Ndour. In addition, the franchise signed free agents Erica de Souza, Roneeka Hodges and Adut Bulgak
Newcomers on the Wings include two players from South Carolina, the recently crowned NCAA national champions, guards Allisha Gray and Kaela Davis. Gray went fourth in the draft while the Wings selected Davis as the tenth overall pick. The Wings also have the third pick of the draft, former Kentucky forward/center Evelyn Akhator on their training camp roster.
Wings center Ruth Hamblin will sit out the season to concentrate on competing for a spot on the Canadian National Team ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
There are thirteen games in the preseason schedule. The slate includes a two-day event at Mohegan Sun Arena featuring the home team, the Connecticut Sun, as well as the New York Liberty, the Chicago Sky and the defending WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks.
The regular season tips off Saturday, May 13 with the Sparks hosting the Seattle Storm at 5 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN. View the full regular season national TV schedule here.
|29-Apr||Saturday||2 p.m.||San Antonio 87, Dallas 81|
|2-May||Tuesday||12 p.m.||Washington 87, Indiana 67|
|5 p.m.||New York 81, Los Angeles 65|
|7 p.m.||Connecticut 81, Chicago 72|
|3-May||Wednesday||2:30 p.m.||Seattle 86, Phoenix 64|
|5 p.m.||Chicago 86, New York 75|
|7 p.m.||Connecticut 79, Los Angeles 62|
|5-May||Friday||8 p.m.||Minnesota 113, Atlanta 67|
|6-May||Saturday||7 p.m.||Los Angeles 73, San Antonio 59|
|8 p.m.||Dallas 80, Indiana 75|
|7-May||Sunday||3 p.m.||Connecticut 79, New York 57|
|6 p.m.||Phoenix 72, Seattle 55|
|8-May||Monday||7 p.m.||Minnesota 74, Washington 59|
Key Dates of the Season
- April 29-May 8: Preseason games
- May 13: WNBA Tip-Off 2017
- June: WNBA Pride Month
- July 22: WNBA All-Star 2017
July 31: Trade deadline, 8:00 PM ET
- August 13-27: WNBA Breast Health Awareness
- September 3: End of regular season
- September 6: WNBA Playoffs 2017