ARLINGTON, TX – The Dallas Wings announced today that center Ruth Hamblin will sit out the 2017 WNBA season to train with and compete for a roster spot on the Canadian National Team as the squad prepares to qualify for the 2018 World Championships.
“We support Ruth in pursuing her life-long dream of representing her country in international competition,” Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “We wish her and her teammates the best as they train and begin the qualification process.”
Hamblin, a 2016 second-round draft pick (18th overall), played 20 games in her first season with the Wings, averaging 1.5 rebounds per game, and .45 blocks per contest. The Oregon State product posted 1.1 points per outing with a .714 free throw percentage.
The Houston, British Columbia native is currently playing overseas in Australia for the Perth Wildcats.
The Dallas Wings will begin training camp on April 23. Season tickets for the 2017 season are on sale now, starting at $22 per game. Fans can purchase by calling 817.469.9464 or by visiting www.dallaswings.com.