Tuesday, August 18, 2009

DETROIT SHOCK SIGN TWO-TIME ALL-STAR NIKKI TEASLEY

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Shock announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Nikki Teasley to a seven-day contract.

Teasley, a 6-foot-0 point guard, started 10 games this season for Atlanta, averaging 3.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 23.4 minutes per game before being waived on July 3. After missing the 2008 season following the birth of her daughter, Teasley re-signed with the Dream on January 12, 2009. Teasley is a six-year veteran and two-time WNBA All-Star.

Originally selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft, Teasley spent her first four seasons in the league with the Los Angeles Sparks, where she hit the game winning shot in the 2002 WNBA Championship. She was named the MVP of the 2003 WNBA All-Star game, and has career WNBA averages of 8.4 points 3.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.

Teasley takes the roster spot of Barbara Farris, whose seven-day contract with the Detroit Shock expired on August 16.

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