INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever has re-signed 6-2 forward Shyra Ely to a free agent contract, bringing the Indianapolis native back to the Fever for a second season. A graduate of Ben Davis High School and the 2001 Indiana Miss Basketball, Ely originally signed a free agent deal with Indiana in 2011.

                Ely came off the Fever bench as a versatile reserve last season, averaging 3.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 10.7 minutes during 33 appearances. She posted a season-high 10 points in a home win over Connecticut at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, just minutes from where she starred as an Indiana prep standout.

                “Shyra gives us great depth at the small and power forward positions,” said Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf. “Her versatility on both ends of the floor, and her rebounding instincts, are huge assets. We are happy to have her back.”

                Married last October and the owner of a fashion consulting company, “Styles by Ms. Ely,” the six-year pro is currently playing in Switzerland where she leads top-ranked and unbeaten (15-0) Helios. Ely ranks fourth in the Swiss League with 21.9 points per game, and eighth with 7.7 rebounds per contest.