The 2017 Stars’ season is quickly approaching, our roster is constantly changing, and we’re keeping you updated with the latest. Below are the most recent roster updates coming straight from San Antonio Stars Front Office.
Stars Select Kelsey Plum, Nia Coffey, and Schaquilla Nunn in 2017 WNBA Draft
Plum was an All-American First Team selection in her junior and senior seasons and All-Pac-12 each of her four years at Washington. Additionally as a senior, Plum received 2017 Naismith College Player of the Year honors, the 2017 John R. Wooden Award for Women’s Player of the Year, the Nancy Lieberman Award, the Dawn Staley Award, the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award as USBWA National Player of the Year and won the 2017 Wade Trophy as the NCAA Division I Player of the Year. The 22-year-old was named the AP Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, the espnW National Player of the Year and was a unanimous pick for both the AP All-America First Team and the espnW All America First Team.
A four-time All-Big Ten First Team selection, Coffey’s selection marks the highest draft pick in Northwestern women’s basketball history. She was also the first player in school history to earn All-Big Ten First Team honors in four consecutive seasons. The 6-1 forward set a school record by scoring in double figures in 66 straight games, a mark she set from Jan. 22, 2015, to Jan. 14, 2017. In 128 career college games with the Wildcats, Coffey averaged 17.9 points and 9.2 rebounds in 32.4 minutes.
A 6-3 forward out of the University of Tennessee, Nunn averaged 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 11.6 minutes over 32 games in her lone season with the Volunteers. Nunn previously played for three seasons from 2012-15 at Winthrop University where she averaged a double-double (11.2 points, 10.3 rebounds) in 30.6 minutes over 88 games. The Fayetteville, Ga. native holds Winthrop career records in rebounds (910) and blocked shots (279) while starting 86 of her 88 total games played.
“Schaquilla Nunn gives us depth and athleticism in our post rotation,” said Riley. “She is an aggressive rebounder and provides physical presence to the paint.”
Stars Sign Roneeka Hodges
Mar. 1, 2017- The San Antonio Stars announced today that they have signed former Stars guard Roneeka Hodges to a training camp contract.
“We are excited to have Roneeka back in San Antonio,” said Stars General Manager Ruth Riley. “As a former Stars player, we know she fits our culture. Her veteran presence, work ethic and skill set will be a great addition to our training camp roster.”
The 11-year WNBA veteran played with the Stars during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, averaging 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 18.3 minutes.
Stars Acquire Clarissa Dos Santos, Send Astou Ndour to Chicago
Feb. 27, 2017- The San Antonio Stars today announced that they have acquired center Clarissa Dos Santos from the Chicago Sky in exchange for center Astou Ndour.
“Clarissa Dos Santos has been the catalyst for the recent success of the Brazilian national team,” said Stars General Manager Ruth Riley. “She brings experience and toughness on the block, and will be a great addition to our post rotation.”
San Antonio Stars Acquire No. 5 Draft Pick & Isabelle Harrison from Phoenix
Jan. 31, 2017- The San Antonio Stars today announced that they have acquired center Isabelle Harrison and the No. 5 pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft from the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for guard Danielle Robinson.
Harrison, a 6-3 center, averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game during her rookie season last year with the Mercury. She was drafted 12th overall by Phoenix in the 2015 WNBA after playing four seasons at the University of Tennessee, where she averaged 9.6 points and 6.95 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game. She finished her collegiate career with 1,071 points to become the 39th Lady Vol to reach the 1,000-point mark. She also finished ninth on the Lady Vols’ all-time blocks list with 131 rejections and sixth with 31 career double-doubles.
Stars Sign Erika de Souza
Feb. 1, 2017- Three-Time WNBA All-Star and 11-Year WNBA Veteran Joins San Antonio: “Erika gives us size and experience in the post,” said Stars General Manager Ruth Riley. “She is a proven All-Star in our league and we are incredibly excited to have her join us in San Antonio.”
The 11-year WNBA veteran started her professional career in the United States in 2002 when she won a championship with the Los Angeles Sparks. De Souza played the next five seasons overseas before returning to the WNBA with the Connecticut Sun in 2007. Throughout 302 career-games, de Souza has averaged 9.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game.
Stars Re-Sign Kayla Alexander
Feb. 2, 2017- Four-Year Veteran Returns To San Antonio: The San Antonio Stars today announced that they have re-signed center Kayla Alexander.
Alexander averaged 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 19.5 minutes last season. She is currently overseas playing for Tango Bourges Basket, where she is averaging 9.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in the in the French League and 8.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in Euroleague play.
The Stars selected Alexander in the first round of the 2013 WNBA Draft (8th overall). In 120 games with the Silver and Black, she is averaging 4.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 12.6 minutes.