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 Sign Adut Bulgak
Mar. 7, 2017- The San Antonio Stars announced today that they have signed forward Adut Bulgak to a training camp roster.
Bulgak was selected 12th overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty. In seven games with New York, she averaged 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 3.3 minutes. She spent two seasons at Florida State University, averaging 12.5 points and 8.7 rebounds, and ranks fourth in rebounding average (8.7) and ninth in blocked shots (88) in program history. Bulgak played her freshman and sophomore seasons at Trinity Valley Community College, where she was named 2014 NJCCA Division I player of the year.
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.