Chicago Sky – General Manager and Head Coach James Wade announced today that the team has signed forward Evelyn Akhator to a training camp contract.
“I scouted Evelyn throughout college and I think she has a lot of potential,” Wade said. “We just want her to come in, contribute, and compete with our veterans to earn a roster spot.”
Akhator currently plays overseas in Turkey for Besiktas (Istanbul). Standing at 6-foot-3, Akhator appeared in 15 games with the Dallas Wings in 2017 after being drafted by the team out of the University of Kentucky with the third overall pick of the 2017 WNBA Draft. She has also played professionally in Russia, where she averaged 12.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
Training camp opens on May 5. Tickets for the team’s home opener at Wintrust Arena on June 1 are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling 866-SKY-WNBA or by visiting sky.wnba.com/tickets