Veteran Schumacher Signs with Liberty
The 6’5” Schumacher has played five seasons in the WNBA, all with the Fever. She was selected by Indiana in the First Round (14th overall pick) of the 2001 WNBA Draft. Schumacher has played in 159 regular season games during her career, averaging 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game. In seven playoff appearances, Schumacher posted 7.4 ppg and 2.4 rpg to go along with a .564 field goal percentage.
Schumacher is currently playing professionally overseas for Perfumerias Avenida in Spain. In 19 games, she is averaging 13.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 31.6 minutes of action.
“Kelly brings additional size to our front line,” said Blazejowski. “She gives us a low post presence on offense and a shot blocking threat on defense. We are excited to add a player with her skills and experience to our team.”
A 2001 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Schumacher appeared in 132 games for the Huskies and averaged 5.4 ppg and 3.8 rpg during her career. She was a member of UConn’s National Championship Team in 2000, where she set an NCAA record with nine blocked shots in the title game vs. Tennessee.
As per team policy conditions of the contract were not released.