Williams appeared in 16 games last season averaging 2.5 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 9.3 minutes per game.
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“Angelina is a player that we had hoped to have in Detroit last season,” said Laimbeer. “Unfortunately, she was selected sooner than we anticipated, but we’re happy to be able to add her to our roster for 2006. She’s young and athletic and her style of play will fit in well with the things we’re trying to do in Detroit this year.”
Williams is in her second season in the WNBA and played her rookie campaign with Phoenix after the Mercury selected her in the second round, 18th overall, in the 2005 WNBA Draft. She appeared in 16 games last season averaging 2.5 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 9.3 minutes per game.
Detroit had two 2007 third round draft picks in its possession after acquiring Minnesota’s third-rounder in a trade that brought them Jacquelina Batteast in exchange for Ambrosia Anderson and the Shock’s second round pick in 2006.
The Detroit Shock open the 2006 WNBA Season at Indiana on May 20 at 7 p.m. The Shock home opener is scheduled for May 24 vs. the Minnesota Lynx at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (248) 377-0100 or by logging on to www.detroitshock.com.