FEVER WAIVES CHEEK, FINALIZES ROSTER FOR START OF TRAINING CAMP

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever has waived second-year forward Joy Cheek to finalize its 15-player roster for training camp which tips off the start of the 2011 season next Sunday, May 15.

Cheek, Indiana’s third-round draft pick in 2010, appeared in seven games during her rookie campaign.

The Fever opens camp next weekend with the rest of the WNBA as the league prepares for its 15th season. The Fever will stage its first practices on Monday, May 16 with a preseason game set for Tuesday, May 24 at Minnesota. The Lynx visit Conseco Fieldhouse for a preseason finale between the two clubs one week later on Tuesday, May 31 (7:00 p.m.)

The roster will be trimmed to 11 players on June 2, prior to the Fever opening its 12th season when it hosts Eastern Conference rival Chicago on Saturday, June 4 (7:00 p.m.).

The Fever’s 2011 training camp roster is below:

 2011 INDIANA FEVER TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
0 Shannon Bobbitt G 5-2 130 12/06/1985   Tennessee 2
24 Tamika Catchings F 6-1 167 07/21/1979   Tennessee 9
50 Jessica Davenport C 6-5 215 06/24/1985   Ohio State 4
23 Katie Douglas G-F 6-0 165 05/07/1979   Purdue 10
43 Shyra Ely F 6-2 182 08/09/1983   Tennessee 5
20 Briann January G 5-8 144 01/11/1987   Arizona State 2
33 Aisha Mohammed C 6-3 10/21/1985   Virginia R
31 Jessica Moore F-C 6-3 175 07/09/1982   Connecticut 6
10 Jene Morris G 5-9 146 07/21/1987   San Diego State 1
34 Abi Olajuwon C 6-4 236 07/06/1988   Oklahoma 1
13 Erin Phillips G 5-8 165 05/19/1985   Australia 3
32 Jeanette Pohlen G 6-0 05/02/1989   Stanford R
5 Tangela Smith C 6-3 158 04/01/1977   Iowa 13
8 Tammy Sutton-Brown C 6-4 199 01/27/1978   Rutgers 10
1 Shavonte Zellous G 5-10 155 08/28/1986   Pittsburgh 2
HEAD COACH
Lin Dunn (College - Tennessee-Martin)

ASSISTANT COACH(ES)
Gary Kloppenburg (College - UC San Diego)
Stephanie White (College - Purdue)