Friday, July 10, 2009


Club Welcomes Back Former 2007 WNBA All-Star

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Shock announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Anna DeForge. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“The signing of Anna DeForge provides us some needed guard depth,” said Detroit Shock General Manager Cheryl Reeve. “Anna's a proven veteran who can step in right away and provide us perimeter scoring.”

The 5-foot-10 guard started her WNBA career with the Shock in 2000 playing in 27 games (10 starts) averaging 5.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists. She went on to spend three seasons in Phoenix and two in Indiana before being picked up as a free agent in 2008 by the Minnesota Lynx.

Last season, DeForge played in all 34 games (all starts) for the Lynx averaging 8.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.

The seven-year WNBA veteran has career averages of 10.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. DeForge, a 2007 WNBA All-Star, is a career .375 percent three-point shooter and has appeared in 230 career games, 206 of which were starts.

DeForge takes the roster spot of Barbara Farris, who was waived by the Detroit Shock earlier this week.
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