Shock Re-Signs Jennifer Lacy

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The Tulsa Shock have re-signed forward Jennifer Lacy to a multi-year deal, Tulsa Shock President Steve Swetoha announced today. Lacy has been with the Shock for each of the past two seasons.

“Re-signing Jennifer Lacy was a huge priority for us this off-season,” President Steve Swetoha said. “She’s a leader and a professional on and off the court and we are extremely excited to have her back in a Shock uniform.”

Lacy was one of two Shock players (Tiffany Jackson was the other) to appear in all 34 games for the Shock in 2011 and started 18 of them. Lacy averaged 6.3 points, 2.6 rebounds in 19.2 minutes a game.

“I am really excited about coming back to Tulsa,” Lacy said. “Despite our record it has been a great place to play with the best fans in the WNBA. Their loyalty is unparalleled and I look forward to playing for them again this season.”

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Lacy, a Pepperdine University graduate was signed as undrafted free agent by the Phoenix Mercury in 2006 before being acquired by the Atlanta Dream in the 2008 Expansion Draft. Lacy initially signed with the Shock in June 2010.

“She embodies the kind of player we want to continue to build around - a high-energy contributor that will continue to work hard to improve,” Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg said. “She is a versatile defender and has the quickness and skills to be able to play multiple positions. She is a person of high character that is a great teammate that contributes greatly to the Tulsa community. We are looking forward to her return to the Tulsa Shock as we continue to improve this off-season.”

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