Mercury Waives Taylor Lilley, Brittany Spears

Posted: May 31, 2011

The Phoenix Mercury waived guard Taylor Lilley and forward/guard Brittney Spears, the club announced today. The roster now stands at 12 players. The final 11-player roster is due to the league office on Thursday, June 2.

Lilley made the 2010 Mercury roster as an undrafted rookie out of Oregon and appeared in 21 games averaging 3.3 points per outing.

Spears, a 6-1 rookie from Colorado, was drafted by the Mercury in the second round (19th overall) of the 2011 WNBA draft.

The Mercury opens the 2011 season on Saturday when it travels to Seattle to take on the defending WNBA champion Storm. The game will be broadcast on ABC with tipoff slated for noon PT.

Fans can purchase single game tickets starting at just $10 online at, by phone at 602-252-WNBA, at the US Airways Center ticket office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Those interested in receiving pre-sale opportunities for upcoming games throughout the Mercury season can sign-up to become a member of Downtown Live by registering at free of charge. Season tickets, as well as flexible mini-plan options, are also still available.