ATLANTA DREAM TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP ON MAY 15

- Team kicks off training camp at Georgia Tech’s Zelnak Basketball Center -

ATLANTA, May 13, 2011 – The Atlanta Dream will open 2011 training camp on Sunday, May 15 at Georgia Tech’s Zelnak Basketball Center. Fifteen players have been invited to training camp and 11 players will make the final roster.

The 2011 Dream roster is highlighted by four 2010 All-Star selections-- guards Iziane Castro Marques and Lindsey Harding and forwards Sancho Lyttle and Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry leads on both ends of the floor, finishing third in the league in scoring (21.1 ppg) and second in Defensive Player of the Year voting last season. She is joined in the backcourt by Castro Marques (16.9 ppg) and new addition Lindsey Harding (12.1 ppg, 4.0 apg). Forward Sancho Lyttle (12.8 ppg, 9.9 rpg) and center Erika de Souza (12.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg) lead the Dream frontcourt.

Training camp opens on Sunday, May 15 with practice scheduled for 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Zelnak Basketball Center at Georgia Tech. The Dream will practice from 9 a.m. to noon daily at the Zelnak Basketball Center unless otherwise noted. Practices are closed to the public and open to the media for the last hour of each day. Media interested in attending should contact the Atlanta Dream’s media relations department.

The Atlanta Dream is the defending Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Eastern Conference Champion. The team tips off the 2011 season at home on June 5 against the New York Liberty at Philips Arena. The Dream enters its fourth season this summer as part of the WNBA, the world’s longest-running women’s professional sports league. For ticket information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.

# Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birth Date Exp College
33 Alison Bales C 6-7 218 04/04/85 3 Duke ‘07
7 Kelsey Bolte G 6-1 08/05/88 R Iowa State ‘11
8 Iziane Castro Marques G/F 6-0 140 03/13/82 8 Brazil
41 Felicia Chester F 6-3 03/24/88 R DePaul ’11
14 Erika de Souza F/C 6-5 190 03/09/83 5 Brazil
10 Lindsey Harding G 5-8 139 06/12/84 4 Duke ‘07
24 Sandora Irvin F 6-3 185 02/23/82 5 Texas Christian ‘05
5 Shalee Lehning G 5-9 140 10/27/86 2 Kansas State ’09
20 Sancho Lyttle F 6-4 175 09/20/83 6 Houston ’05
1 Shannon McCallum G 5-10 08/20/87 R UNC-Charlotte ‘11
35 Angel McCoughtry G/F 6-1 160 09/10/86 2 Louisville ‘09
9 Coco Miller G 5-9 140 09/06/78 10 Georgia ‘01
15 Ashley Paris F 6-3 09/21/87 R Oklahoma ‘09
22 Armintie Price G/F 5-9 133 04/03/85 4 Mississippi ‘07
0 Brittainey Raven G 6-0 162 08/01/88 1 Texas ‘10

Head Coach/General Manager Marynell Meadors (Middle Tennessee State)
Assistant Coach Carol Ross (University of Mississippi)
Assistant Coach /Executive Director of Player Development: Fred Williams (Boise State University)
Director of Basketball Operations: Sue Panek (University of Maryland)
Athletic Trainer: Kim Moseley (Southern Mississippi)


PRACTICE SCHEDULE
May 15-21, 2011
DATE TIME LOCATION
Sunday, May 15 8 am – 11 am Zelnak Basketball Center
Monday, May 16 9 am – noon Zelnak Basketball Center
Tuesday, May 17 9 am – noon Zelnak Basketball Center
Wednesday, May 18 TBA TBA
Thursday, May 19 9 am – noon Zelanak Basketball Center
Friday, May 20 TBA TBA
Saturday, May 21 9 am – noon Zelnak Basketball Center