2010 Tulsa Shock Roster
BY LYNN JACOBSEN World Sports Writer
Friday, April 09, 2010
4/09/10 at 7:48 AM
Tulsa drafted Oklahoma forward Amanda Thompson and Gonzaga guard Vivian Frieson in Thursday's WNBA draft to bring the Shock roster to 15 players. Teams must cut their rosters to 11 players before the May 15 opener.
Below is a look at the players on the current roster.
Chante Black (Center): The 6-foot-5 center was traded to Tulsa on Wednesday after averaging 2.9 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Connecticut Sun in 2009 in her first year in the league.
Kara Braxton (Center/Forward): One of two protected players on the Shock roster, this fifth-year pro had a season-high 25 points against Atlanta last year, averaging 9.6 points and 6.8 rebounds last season.
Cheryl Ford (Forward): This seven-year pro is a free agent, who is expected to miss most or all of the 2010 season due to knee surgery.
Vivian Frieson (Guard): Hit the game-winning shot for Gonzaga to knock Texas A&M out of the NCAA Tournament last month and advance the Zags to the Sweet 16.
Amber Holt (Forward): The second player in the trade with Connecticut, Holt averaged 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 2009.
Alexis Hornbuckle (Guard): A second-year pro out of Tennessee, Hornbuckle is the second-leading scorer to make the move from Detroit, averaging 10.6 points and 6.0 rebounds last season.
Marion Jones (Guard): A 34-year-old rookie, Jones is a premier athlete and former Olympian who possesses blazing quickness.
Crystal Kelly (Forward): This second-year pro out from Western Kentucky registered four double-digit scoring games in '09.
Ivory Latta (Guard): The former North Carolina guard, who led the Tar Heels to back-to-back Final Four NCAA appearances in 2006-07, had 22 points in a win over the Shock last season.
Plenette Pierson (Forward/Center): A seven-year pro out of Texas Tech, Pierson missed all but one game of the 2009 season with a shoulder injury.
Scholanda Robinson (Guard): This LSU fourth-year pro, who averaged 6.6 points in '09 was picked up in the dispersal draft after the Sacramento Monarchs club folded.
Olayinka Sanni (Center): A second-year pro out of West Virginia, Sanni had a three-game stretch in which she averaged 11.7 points.
Amanda Thompson (Forward): Oklahoma forward was selected 19th overall in the draft on Thursday after helping the Sooners reach the Final Four the last two years.
Iciss Tillis (Center/Forward): This Cascia Hall standout is a hometown favorite, who has not played in the league since 2007.
Shavonte Zellous (Guard): The top returning scorer of players to move from Detroit, Zellous averaged 15.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in'09.
Note: Tulsa owns the rights to guard/forward Deanna Nolan, a free agent, who opted not to move to Tulsa, remaining in Russia to play basketball.