Arlington, TX –The Dallas Wings have signed center Cayla George. George who was originally signed by the Phoenix Mercury in 2015 will wear #22 for the Wings.
“Cayla brings a versatile game to our roster, with the ability to play multiple positions on the floor,” Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “She is an outstanding rebounder and a player who has the ability to extend her shooting range well outside the paint. We are excited to add her to our team.”
George most recently competed in the Connecticut Sun’s training camp after playing for the Mercury in 2015 and 2017. Overall, she has played in 66 WNBA games, averaging 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest. On July 28, 2017 George set a WNBA record for most defensive rebounds by a bench player with 14 against the Chicago Sky. The Australian native also owns two career double-doubles, seven 10+ scoring games and three 10+ rebounding outings in her career.
In 2016 George sat out the WNBA season in preparation for her Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Her Australian side included Wings center Liz Cambage and assistant coach Erin Phillips.
The 6-foot-4 center started her professional basketball career in 2005 when she debuted in Australia’s Women’s National Basketball League and played for the Australian Institute for Sport for three years. In 2007 she was named WNBL Bettie Watson Rookie of the Year when she averaged 13.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Throughout her international play, George has participated in numerous championship rounds. In 2011 and 2013 she won gold in the FIBA Oceania Championship for Women. She also collected a silver medal in the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women and FIBA U21 World Championship for Women as a member of Team Australia.
For the Wings to make room on roster, the team has waived center Breanna Lewis.