The Chicago Sky has signed free agents Yvonne Turner, Shanece McKinney and Jacki Gemelos to training camp contracts. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Yvonne Turner, a 5’9 point guard, graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2010. In her senior season, Turner averaged 12.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and helped the Cornhuskers to a record-breaking 32-2 record. She was just the sixth player in Nebraska University history with 1,000 points, 200 assists and 200 steals.
Following her collegiate career, Turner played overseas in Australia, Germany, Russia, Turkey and most recently Poland. Turner is currently playing for Wisla Krakow in Poland where she is leading the Polish League in scoring with 16.9 points per game. This is Turner’s third WNBA training camp contract and second time in Chicago. She appeared in two preseason games with the San Antonio Stars in 2013 and was a member of the Sky’s training camp roster in 2014.
A 6-foot-4 center, McKinney averaged 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 24 games with the New York Liberty in 2014 before she was waived prior to the start of the 2015 regular season. McKinney has played for three EuroLeague teams, including Union Hainaut in France, Cankaya in Turkey and Bembibre in Spain. The Louisiana State product led Cankaya to a TKBL regular season title in 2014-15 while averaging 14.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. McKinney currently plays for Bembibre and leads the team in points and blocks with 13.4 and 1.8, respectively.
Jacki Gemelos completed her first full WNBA season in Chicago in 2015 where she appeared in 17 games with the Sky. The six-foot guard recorded a season high of five points and two assists in Chicago’s 93-65 win over Seattle on September 6. Gemelos was drafted in the third round by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2012 WNBA Draft and appeared in training camp with the Lynx and Dream before making her first WNBA roster with the Sky in 2015. In her third year competing internationally, Gemelos is playing for Perfumerias Avenida in Spain where she is averaging 9.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists and has her team in first place in the Spanish League standings.
Turner, McKinney and Gemelos will join the Chicago Sky when training camp opens on Sunday, April 24, 2016. For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2016 season call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET.