Chasity Melvin Returns Home

Sky center Chas Melvin was released by defending Israeli league champs Elizur Ramla on December 28, due to financial problems. The team was forced to release all four foreign players, including Melvin and Phoenix Mercury center Tangela Smith.

Chas, who started nine games, led Ramla in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Smith was second in both categories, averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 boards per game.

The veteran duo was expected to take Ramla deep into the playoffs. In an effort to fill the open positions, Ramla signed Camille Little of the San Antonio Silver Stars to a one-month contract. Little was the 17th overall selection in the 2007 WNBA Draft.

Chas is currently home with her family in North Carolina, where she will continue to work out in the offseason.


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