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Gators Aneika Henry and DeLisha Milton-Jones are on WNBA opening day rosters.

Friday May 16, 2014Gator Alumnae Aneika Henry and DeLisha Milton-Jones on WNBA Opening-Day Rosters

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Gators Aneika Henry and DeLisha Milton-Jones are on WNBA opening day rosters.

Gator alumnae Aneika Henry and DeLisha Milton-Jones are on 2014 opening-day rosters in the WNBA, which launches its 18th season Friday.

 

Additionally, Gator great Bridget Pettis is an assistant coach with the Tulsa Shock and former Gator head coach Carol Ross enters her third season as the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.

 

Henry enters her third year in the WNBA, having spent her entire career with the Atlanta Dream.

 

Henry and Milton-Jones are two of 25 Southeastern Conference alumnae earning a spot on a 2014 opening-day WNBA roster.

 

All 12 WNBA teams have at least one SEC standout on its roster.

 

Aneika Henry

·         Atlanta Dream

·         Florida letterwinner, 2007-09

·         Played for the Atlanta Dream for the 2012 and 2013 seasons

·         Two-year WNBA veteran

·         WNBA Stats: 68 Games, 15 Starts, 296 points (4.4 ppg), 177 rebounds (4.0 rpg), 1,046 minutes (15.4 mpg)

·         Final Gator Bio: http://www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women/bios.php?year=2008&player_id=18

·         WNBA Bio: http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/aneika_henry/index.html

 

DeLisha Milton-Jones

·         New York Liberty

·         Florida letterwinner, 1993-1997

·         Securing a spot on the team makes her the oldest player in the WNBA, at age 39

·         Played for the Los Angeles Sparks from 1999-04 and 2008-12; Washington Mystics 2005-07; San Antonio Stars 2013 (15 games); New York Liberty (11 games) 2013

·         15-year WNBA veteran

·         WNBA Stats: 461 Games, 432 Starts, 5,415 points (11.7 ppg), 2,492 rebounds (5.4 rpg),  893 assists (1.9 apg), 603 steals (1.3 spg), 13,892 minutes (30.1 mpg)

·         Final Gator Bio: http://www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women/history/1996/bios.pdf

·         WNBA Bio: http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/delisha_milton/index.html

 

Bridget Pettis

·         Entering her first season as assistant coach of the Tulsa Shock

·         Florida letterwinner, 1991-93

·         Los Angeles Sparks assistant coach in 2013

·         2010-11 Director of Basketball Operations for the Phoenix Mercury

·         Phoenix Mercury assistant coach from 2006-09

·         Eight-Year WNBA Veteran

·         Played for the Phoenix Mercury from 1997-2001 and 2004-06; Indiana Fever from 2002-03

·         WNBA Bio: http://www.wnba.com/coachfile/bridget_pettis/index.html?nav=page

 

Carol Ross

·         Entering her third season as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks

·         2012 WNBA Coach of the Year

·         Assistant coach with the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, 2009-11

·         Florida head coach, 12 years from 1990-2002 (record: 247-121)

·         WNBA Bio: http://www.wnba.com/coachfile/carol_ross/index.html?nav=page

 

WNBA at a Glance

·         Number of Teams: 12

·         Roster Size (maximum): 12

·         Season: 2014 will be the league’s 18th season

·         Season-opening games: May 16

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s basketball:

Official Website: www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women

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Twitter: @GatorZoneWBK  and  @CoachButlerUF 

 

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