The Chicago Sky announced today the re-signing of guard Kahleah Copper. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are thrilled to have Kah back home where she should be, in a Sky uniform,” said Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade. “I know she will do great things this year. The Sky is truly the limit for her.”
Copper appeared in all 34 games for Chicago last season, scoring in double-figures on seven of those occasions. In postseason play, she averaged nine points per game and 75 percent shooting off the bench, pouring in a season-high 16 points in the Sky’s competition against the Las Vegas Aces in the second-round of the WNBA playoffs.
“I couldn’t be happier to be going back to Chicago,” Copper said. “I love my team and my coaches. Last season didn’t end the way we wanted, but with the chemistry we have I can’t help but be anxious and excited to have another year together.”
Copper is currently spending the WNBA offseason competing for InvestInTheWest Enea Gorzow Wielkopolski in Poland, where she is averaging 23.8 points and 8.1 rebounds in Polish league play. Copper earned FIBA’s Top Performer honors and was voted MVP when she dropped 33 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and grabbed four steals to kick start her team’s EuroCup campaign.
The upcoming 2020 season will be Copper’s fourth with Chicago. She first joined the organization when she was acquired from the Washington Mystics in February 2017. Copper was drafted by Washington out of Rutgers University with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.
Fans can see Copper and the Chicago Sky for the first time when the team hosts the Minnesota Lynx for a home opener on Saturday, May 15 at Wintrust Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CST. Tickets for all games are on sale now and may be purchased via Ticketmaster, by visiting sky.wnba.com/tickets, or by calling (866) SKY-WNBA to speak with a team member.