Shock Re-Signs Betty Lennox
Lennox led the Seattle Storm to a WNBA Title in 2004, averaging 14.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game in the playoffs en route to being named the Finals MVP. Originally drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in 2000, Lennox was named the Rookie of the Year, made the All-Star team and was All-WNBA Second Team in just her first year in the league.
“I think Betty will bring the ability to score to our young team this season,” Interim Head Coach Teresa Edwards said. “She has proven ability to take over a game if necessary and that’s what we are hoping she will do for us this season.”
In order to make room on the roster, third round selection in the 2011 WNBA Draft, Chastity Reed, was waived. The first ever player to make the WNBA from Arkansas – Little Rock, Reed averaged 3.5 points in 13.2 minutes a game this season.
Lennox appeared in 11 games for the Sparks in 2010 before suffering a knee injury that caused her to miss the remainder of the season. Lennox participated in Shock training camp earlier this season but did not initially make the 2011 roster.
Lennox had her best season in 2008 when she averaged 17.5 points and 4.2 rebounds while starting 33 of the 34 regular season games for the expansion Atlanta Dream. She brings career averages of 12.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steal to the Shock this season.