Sky Re-Signs Clarissa Dos Santos

Sky center Clarissa Dos Santos has re-signed to remain with the Chicago Sky through the 2016 season. Per team policy, terms of the contract are not disclosed.

“Clarissa is a physical and intelligent player whose seamless transition into the league truly paid dividends,” said Sky Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman.

The Sky acquired Dos Santos prior to the 2015 season. She appeared in 31 games as a rookie, averaging 5.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. The 6-1 center scored a season-high 12 points in 14 minutes against Indiana on June 14. Dos Santos ranked second among all rookies in rebounds per game and finished in the top ten in scoring among rookies.

“I am very happy to come back to Chicago and couldn’t be more excited to practice and play in front of our amazing fans,” said Dos Santos.

The Brazil native has earned gold medals at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, as well as in the 2013 and 2014 South American Championships. The reigning Most Valuable Player of the Brazilian League participated in the 2012 Olympic Games with the Brazil National Team and will represent Brazil at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Sky opens the 2016 regular season against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 14 at Allstate Arena. Tickets start as low as $18. For more information or to purchase tickets call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET.