The Chicago Sky have acquired Jordan Hooper and a 2018 first-round draft pick from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for Tamera Young, Imani Boyette and Chicago’s second-round pick. Hooper, a 6-2 forward from Nebraska, was selected 13th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock.
The 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, appeared in 100 games for the Shock/Dallas Wings with seven career starts, and most recently appeared in 15 games for the Dream. Hooper is averaging 6.2 mpg and shooting .372 from the field. She scored a season high 13 points, and went 3 for 5 from the three-point line against the Dallas Wings on July 5th.
“Hooper is a versatile shooter who is skilled at both forward positions,” said Amber Stocks, General Manager and Head Coach. “Gaining an additional first-round pick to our already talent rich 2018 roster, further strengthens our impact.”
A nine-year veteran with the Sky, Young was the longest tenured Sky player. Throughout this time, she appeared in 250 games with 153 starts and is averaging 29 mpg and10.2 ppg. Boyette, in her second year with the Sky, was drafted with the tenth overall pick in the first-round of the 2016 WNBA Draft and is averaging 15.5 mpg and 4.6 ppg in 53 games.
“We thank T.Y. and Imani for their commitment to and passion for the Chicago Sky franchise, the city of Chicago and our beloved fans,” said Stocks.