Mercury Sign Forward Kamila Vodichkova to Offer Sheet
The Phoenix Mercury announced today that they have signed restricted free-agent Kamila Vodichkova to an offer sheet. Vodichkova is a five year veteran of the WNBA, spending all five seasons with the Seattle Storm (2000-2004). Under league rules, Seattle has 10 days to match the Mercury’s offer.
“Kamila is one of the top post players in the world today” said Mercury general manager Seth Sulka. “She is coming off of a championship with Seattle and is one of the most feared centers currently playing in Europe. At 32 years old she is in the prime of her career.”
Vodichkova was selected by the Seattle Storm in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2000 WNBA draft. During the 2004 season she averaged 8.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 1.6 apg in 34 games with the WNBA Champions. Vodichkova’s career highs in points is 22 (vs. Detroit 6/28/2000), rebounds 12 (two times), and blocks 4 (vs. Los Angeles July 11, 2002). Vodichkova played five seasons with BK Gambrinus in the Czech Republic. She was a member of the 2000 EuroLeague Final Four All-Star team. In Vodichkova’s five year WNBA career she has averaged 8.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.2 apg.
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