Liberty Announce 2004 Roster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(NEW YORK, May 19, 2004) The New York Liberty announced today its 2004 WNBA roster. The roster includes returning veterans, first round draft pick Shameka Christon and offseason acquisition Detrina White along with dispersal draft selection Ann Wauters, who is expected to report in early June.

The 2004 regular season is set to open on the road against the Indiana Fever on May 21st followed by the 2004 home opener on Sunday, May 23rd against Sheryl Swoopes and the Houston Comets. The home opener will be broadcast live on MSG Network.

Due to the Republican National Convention, to be held at Madison Square Garden, the New York Liberty will play a total of six games at the historic Radio City Music Hall. The team will play ten games at The Garden before moving into Radio City on Saturday, July 24th.

2004 NEW YORK LIBERTY ROSTER

No.
Player
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
Born
College
28
Elena Baranova
F/C
6-5
182
01/28/72
Academy of Sport (Moscow) '95
20
Shameka Christon
G/F
6-1
170
02/15/82
Arkansas '04
41
Bethany Donaphin
F/C
6-2
195
08/27/80
Stanford '02
25
Becky Hammon
G
5-6
136
03/11/77
Colorado State '99
55
Vickie Johnson
G/F
5-9
150
04/15/72
Louisiana Tech '96
24
Tari Phillips
C
6-1
200
03/06/70
Central Florida '91
3
Crystal Robinson
F
5-11
155
01/22/74
S. Eastern Oklahoma St. '96
32
Kristen Brooke Sharp
G
5-9
149
04/18/81
Cincinnati '03
5
Erin Thorn
G
5-10
150
05/19/81
Brigham Young '03
12
Ann Wauters*
C
6-4
193
10/12/80
Belguim
30
DeTrina White
F
5-11
180
04/03/80
Louisiana State '03
* Expected to arrive in camp at a later date

Individual game tickets are available by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX, at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at nyliberty.com. To purchase a ticket plan, please call (212) 465-6073 and for Group Sales call (212) 465-6080

The New York Liberty basketball team, in its eighth year of operation with the 2004 season, is part of the Madison Square Garden, L.P. Cablevision Systems Corporation owns a controlling interest in the MSG L.P., which also include the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the Hartford Wolfpack (American Hockey League), the MSG Network, Fox Sports New York and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.