Dallas Wings Sign Crystal Dangerfield To Multi-Year Deal & Add Former Baylor Standout Kalani Brown With Training Camp Contract

 Arlington, TX (February 2, 2022) – The Dallas Wings have signed guard Crystal Dangerfield and center Kalani Brown, the team announced today. 

“We are excited to officially sign Crystal Dangerfield to a multi-year agreement,” Dallas Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “Crystal has demonstrated the ability to play at an elite level in the WNBA and she will add talent and depth to our backcourt.” 

Dangerfield, acquired via trade with the New York Liberty on January 16, is entering her fourth season in the WNBA. She won the 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year Award after averaging 16.2 points and nearly four assists for the Minnesota Lynx. In three seasons, Dangerfield has appeared in 85 games and averaged nearly nine points and three assists. 

The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native was drafted by Minnesota in the second round (16th overall) of the 2020 WNBA Draft. The University of Connecticut product earned American Athletic Conference First Team honors, tallying nearly 15 points per game in 30 outings during her senior season. 

“I’m excited for a new chapter in Dallas and I’m ready to get to work with this awesome coaching staff and my new teammates,” Dangerfield said. “I’d like to thank Greg Bibb and Coach Trammell for the opportunity to be a part of this organization and a chance to try and build something special. Go Wings!” 

Brown is currently averaging 22.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks this season with Maccabi Bnot Ashdod in Israel. She did not compete in the WNBA in 2022, but spent parts of three years in the league from 2019-2021 playing for the Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks. 

Brown is a graduate of Baylor University, where she was the 2018 Big 12 Player of the Year, and a member of the 2019 National Championship squad. She was drafted seventh overall in the 2019 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. 

“Kalani Brown has worked hard to prepare for the upcoming WNBA season and will join us while playing the best basketball of her professional career,” Dallas Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “Kalani’s size and skill set will be a great addition to our front court and she will compete for a roster spot during our upcoming training camp. We are excited to see what she contributes and how she fits with our roster.”