Sky Re-Sign Dominique Canty

CHICAGO, February 2, 2010 – Chicago Sky Head Coach and General Manager Steven Key announced today that the Chicago Sky have re-signed veteran guard Dominique Canty to a two year contract. Due to team policy, the terms of the contract were not released.

“We’re more than happy that Dominique will be here to continue in the pursuit of the goal we set out to reach when she originally got here in 2007 – to win a WNBA Championship,” said Key. “Dominique has been a huge part of the success we’ve experienced to this point, and her veteran presence will be integral in continuing to grow that success.”

Canty was originally signed by the Sky as a free agent on February 12, 2007. In her three years with the Sky she’s played an average of 25 minutes per game in 30.7 games per season. She’s averaged 7.9 points, 3.8 assists and grabbed 2.1 rebounds per game with the Sky.

Canty completed her 11th season in the WNBA having started all 34 games in 2009. On August 1 Canty recorded her 300th career steal to become the 11th player in WNBA history to amass 800 career rebounds, 800 career assists and 300 career steals.

Canty was selected by Detroit in the third round (29th overall) in the 1999 WNBA Draft out of Alabama. While at Alabama Canty was a two-time All-American and four-time All-SEC selection. As a senior, Canty was named First-Team All-American by both the Associated Press and The Sporting News. Canty is a product of Chicago Public Schools and attended Whitney Young High School in Chicago.