The Dallas Wings announced that center Imani McGee-Stafford will forego the next two WNBA seasons to pursue a law degree from Southwestern Law School. Additionally, McGee-Stafford has been placed on the team’s suspended list.
“We wish Imani well as she pursues a law degree,” stated Dallas Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb. “We thank her for her hard work and contribution to the Wings organization and support her decision to step away from the WNBA in order to achieve a long-time goal.”
“I am very thankful to Wings Nation for embracing me,” McGee-Stafford said. “I was accepted to Southwestern Law’s accelerated J.D. program and thus will be taking a two-year hiatus from basketball. While I am saddened to step away from such a big part of my life, I’m also excited for this next chapter. I am thankful to Coach Agler and Greg Bibb for being so understanding and supportive.”
The 6-foot-7 California native was acquired by the Wings prior to the 2019 season and appeared in 29 games, starting six of them. She averaged 3.9 points per game and 3.8 rebounds in 11.9 minutes played. McGee-Stafford set career high marks this season for assists (five), steals (three) and scored a season-high 12 points at the Indiana Fever on June 13.