• September 18, 2021

Indiana Fever sign guard Kamiah Smalls, Erica Wheeler will not join team this season and still under WNBA medical protocol

The Indiana Fever signed free agent guard, Kamiah Smalls, and announced that guard Erica Wheeler is not expected to join the team this season. Wheeler revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 on July 11 via her personal Instagram account.

“Erica is following the WNBA medical protocol and we will continue to go through the necessary steps to help her during this time,” Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Tamika Catchings said. “We are also excited about bringing back Kamiah to the Fever. We feel her energy and approach to the game will mesh well with our team and can’t wait to get her on the court in a Fever jersey.”

Smalls was the 28th overall selection in the 2020 WNBA Draft on April 17 by the Fever. She was released by the team on May 19. In her college career at James Madison, she averaged 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 29.7 minutes per contest in 130 games at James Madison University.

The Fever has a 5-7 record and sits at seventh place in the league standings.

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