Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Erica White, Demetress Adams Signed to Dream Training Camp Contract

Wow. It looks like training camp is going to be crowded. I didn't even know that the WNBA transactions page was active. And now it is. Things are finally heating up in the W.

On February 25th, the Atlanta Dream signed point guard Erica White to a training camp contract. White graduated from Louisiana State in 2008 and was a second-round draft pick for the Houston Comets. During her brief time for the Comets, she averaged 3.6 points a game in 12 minutes of play, with 1.4 assist per game. That first year doesn't seem particularly amazing for White, but she played in all 34 games of the final Houston Comets season. She moved on to Indiana in 2009, where she lasted two games before Lin Dunn let her go. Right now, she's playing for the Hapoel Tel-Aviv team in Israel, averaging 16.7 points per game and 8.5 assists per game. Let's hope she brings that heat with her to Atlanta. Welcome, Erica!

(Note: Erica White is only 5'3" tall. That's her listed height, so who knows how tall she really is? At last, someone that Ivory Latta towers over.)

And today, the Dream signed Demetress Adams. Admas was a 6'4" forward out of South Carolina. She was a WNBA prospect but she went undrafted, and ended up in Spain....

....but not in the Liga Femenina. She ended up in the Liga Femenina 2, starting briefly with Extremadura Caceres before moving in Janaury to Burgos. For Burgos, she's scored 6.9 points per game, 6.9 rebounsd per game and 0.4 assists per game. She's only hitting 44 percent of her free throws (8-for-18). Maybe 166 minutes of play isn't enough to judge a player - but looking at this statline doesn't fill me with confidence. Still, Burgos is 19-3 in the LFB2 and will probably be promoted to the Liga Femenina at the end of the year after a two-year absence. Welcome, Demetress, and we hope you have a great training camp in April!

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