Chicago Sky Acquires First-Round Pick in 2021 WNBA Draft in Exchange for Astou Ndour

CHICAGO – The Chicago Sky announced today the team has acquired a 2021 first-round draft pick from the Dallas Wings in exchange for restricted free agent Astou Ndour.

“It’s a very hard day for me personally and for the Sky nation,” said Chicago Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade. “Today we traded a great piece of our family in Astou. We loved Astou in a Sky uniform, but the unfortunate side of free agency is that we are forced to make decisions that make it so what you want to do, and what you have to do, does not always perfectly line up. We wish her nothing but the best.”

Ndour was originally acquired by the Sky in the 2016-17 WNBA offseason in a trade with the San Antonio Stars (now the Las Vegas Aces). The 6-foot-5 center started in 11 of the 21 games played for Chicago last season, after missing the first 13 games of the season while competing for Spain in FIBA Women’s EuroBasket Championship, where she was named MVP.  In the 2019 regular season, she averaged 6.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in an average of 17.5 minutes per game.