MERCURY 2018 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

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By Editor May 18, 2018 10:22

MERCURY 2018 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

PHOENIX MERCURY ANNOUNCES 2018 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

Mercury tip-off season May 18 with Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night at 7 p.m. vs. Dallas

PHOENIX – The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced its 11-player opening night roster for the 2018 season in advance of Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night against the Dallas Wings tomorrow evening at 7 p.m.  WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi and 2017 WNBA scoring champion Brittney Griner are re-joined by two-time WNBA champion DeWanna Bonner, as well as offseason additions Briann January, a six-time WNBA All-Defensive Team selection and former WNBA All-Star and Champion, and four-time WNBA All-Defensive Team selection and 2009 WNBA All-Star Sancho Lyttle.

NUM
PLAYER
POS HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB EXP FROM
24 F 6-4 143 AUGUST 21, 1987 8 AUBURN/USA
42 C 6-9 205 OCTOBER 18, 1990 5 BAYLOR/USA
21 C 6-5 199 MAY 28, 1994 R OREGON STATE
12 G 5-8 144 JANUARY 11, 1987 9 ARIZONA STATE/USA
20 F 6-2 180 JANUARY 18, 1985 11 NORTH CAROLINA/USA
31 F 6-5 175 SEPTEMBER 20, 1983 13 HOUSTON/USA
5 G 5-5 138 JUNE 15, 1985 9 UTAH/USA
8 F 6-2 192 JUNE 15, 1994 1  AUSTRALIA
3 G 6-0 163 JUNE 11, 1982 13 CONNECTICUT/USA
6 G 5-10 131 OCTOBER 13, 1987 1 NEBRASKA/USA
1 G 5-9 155 FEBRUARY 5, 1995 R FLORIDA STATE

 

 

HEAD COACH: Sandy Brondello (Australia)

ASSISTANT COACHES: Julie Hairgrove (Arizona), Todd Troxel (Doane College)

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Alicia Yamamoto (Indiana University)

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH: Jonathan Mak (Illinois State University)

Following Friday’s season opener, the Mercury will travel to Seattle to take on the Storm on Sunday, May 20 in the first regular season matchup between Taurasi and the Storm’s Sue Bird since the two became the WNBA’s all-time leaders in scoring and assists, respectively, last season.  The X-Factor will get a chance to see the two take the court against one another in Phoenix just three days later when the Mercury host Seattle on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi and 2017 WNBA scoring champion Brittney Griner return to Phoenix this summer to lead the Mercury in a quest for the franchise’s WNBA-record tying fourth championship.  Tickets for Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night on Friday, May 18, and the rest of the Mercury’s 2018 home games are on sale NOW and can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting PhoenixMercury.com.

-PhoenixMercury.com-

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By Editor May 18, 2018 10:22

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