Dallas Wings sign Australian center Liz Cambage to a multi-year contract
The Dallas Wings signed Australian center Liz Cambage to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not been disclosed. Cambage played with the Tulsa Shock in 2011 and 2013 before the team moved to Dallas. She was the second overall pick in the 2011 draft. With Tulsa, she averaged 13.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per contest over 53 games.
“Liz is one of the best players in the world and her return to our organization will greatly improve our basketball team,” said Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb said. “Her offensive ability will add another dimension to Coach Williams’ fast-paced, high-scoring brand of basketball, while her size and defensive presence will greatly improve our ability to protect the rim and rebound on the defensive end of the court. We are thrilled to have Liz back in the WNBA and wearing a Dallas Wings uniform.”
At 6-8, Cambage is a two-time Olympian for Australia. During the 2012 London games she became the first women to dunk in an Olympic contest.
”Liz is a triple-threat player who can shoot, pass and defend inside the paint extremely well,” Wings head coach Fred Williams said. “She will provide a strong inside-out threat that I think will be very exciting for our fans and the league, but she’s also a great addition to the culture we’ve built the last few years in Dallas. I can’t wait to start the 2018 season with the team we’ve put together.”
She finished as the top scorer in the WNBL this season playing for the Deakin Melbourne Boomers. She averaged 23.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. The team will officially introduce Cambage at a press conference scheduled for February 26.