Shock Signs Chanel Mokango
The Tulsa Shock have signed 2010 first round pick Chanel Mokango, President Steve Swetoha announced earlier today.
Mokango, a 6’5 Mississippi State standout, was selected ninth overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2010 WNBA Draft. Mokango appeared in 21 games for the Los Angeles Sparks in 2010, averaging 3.4 minutes a game.
“Chanel is a 6'5" athletic center with shot-blocking ability,” Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg said. “We would like to see her develop into our version of Serge Ibaka and she will have a great opportunity to do that in training camp.”
Mokango played two seasons at Mississippi State (2008-2010) where she averaged 10.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 64 career games. Mokango was named All-SEC Defensive Team in both 2009 and 2010.