Dallas Wings Announce 2018 Training Camp Roster

The Dallas Wings have announced their 2018 training camp roster as the team begins preparations for the upcoming season.

This year’s training camp roster includes three-time all-star guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, veterans Karima Christmas-Kelly, Glory Johnson and returning international standout, Liz Cambage. The roster also entails the entire Wings sophomore class with 2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year Allisha Gray headlining the group, as well as the 2018 draft class of Azurá Stevens, Loryn Goodwin and Natalie Butler. Aerial Powers, Theresa Plaisance, Kayla Thornton and Ruth Hamblin are also expected in camp.

“I’m very excited about our talented and well-balanced training camp roster,” said head coach Fred Williams. “Having Liz Cambage back with us should help our defensive schemes plus bring a more powerful structure offensively. Drafting three rookies that are pro ready should make this one of the best training camps ever for the Dallas Wings.”

The Wings look to start training camp on April 29, with an open practice that will be available to the general public to give fans a first look of this year’s squad and new draft class. The team will run camp for three weeks following April 29, with a two-day preseason event in Connecticut, and one home preseason game on May 13.

The Wings will finalize their opening night roster by May 17, prior to opening the regular season against the Phoenix Mercury in Phoenix on May 18. The team will open at home on May 20 against the Atlanta Dream. Tip-off is set for 2 pm CT, and will be part of the league’s #WNBAAllDay, where all 12 teams will be in action.

Individual tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, fans can call 817.469.9464 or visit dallaswings.com



NO        PLAYER                                 POS    HT           WT                    DOB              COLLEGE

3            Kaela Davis                          F          6-2           170              3/15/1995              South Carolina

4            Skylar Diggins-Smith        G         5-9           145              8/2/1990              Notre Dame

6            Kayla Thornton                  F          6-1           190              10/20/1992              UT-El Paso

8            Liz Cambage                       C         6-8           TBA              8/18/1991              Australia

9            Evelyn Akhator                  F          6-3           180              2/3/1995              Kentucky

12          Saniya Chong                      G         5-8           140              6/27/1994              UCONN

13          Karima Christmas-Kelly   F          6-0           180              9/11/1989              Duke

15          Allisha Gray                         G         6-0           167              1/12/1995              South Carolina

22          Breanna Lewis                    C         6-5           205              6/22/1994              Kansas State

23          Aerial Powers                     G         6-0           157              1/17/1994              Michigan State

25          Glory Johnson                    F          6-3           170              7/27/1990              Tennessee

30          Azurá Stevens                     C         6-6           TBA              2/1/1996              UCONN

32          Loryn Goodwin                  G         5-9           TBA              2/3/1994              Oklahoma State

44          Ruth Hamblin                     C         6-8           227              6/24/1994                 Oregon State

51          Natalie Butler                     C         6-5           TBA              6/16/1995                 George Mason

55          Theresa Plaisance             F          6-5           200              5/18/1992                 LSU


PRESIDENT & CEO                                                                             Greg Bibb – Marist College

VICE PRESIDENT OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS                     Ashley Miller – Purdue University

HEAD COACH                                                                                      Fred Williams – Boise State University

ASSISTANT COACHES                                                                       Taj McWilliams-Franklin – St. Edward’s University, Erin Phillips – Australia

ATHLETIC TRAINER                                                                           Allison Russell – University of Tulsa

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH                                  Danny Wardell – University of Huddersfield

MANAGER OF BASKETBALL LOGISTICS                                      Travis Charles – Concordia University

MANAGER OF BASKETBALL ANALYTICS                                    Nick Reick –  Jacobs University Bremen