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Shyra Ely # 0 (with Storm 2007-08)
POSITION
Forward
HEIGHT
6-2
WEIGHT
182 lbs.
COLLEGE
Tennessee '05
DRAFTED
San Antonio 2005 - 2(14)
BIRTHDATE
8/9/1983
Storm forward Shyra Ely was one of the nation's most coveted recruits coming out of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind. Gatorade's National High School Player of the Year, Ely chose national power Tennessee over nearby Purdue and helped the Lady Vols to four Final Four appearances in as many years. A Third Team AP All-American as a junior, Ely moved from power forward to small forward as a senior, limiting her numbers but helping her transition to the perimeter in the WNBA. Drafted by San Antonio with the first pick of the second round, Ely started 11 games and averaged 4.5 points as a rookie. After a broken foot hampered her sophomore season, Ely joined the Storm in 2007 and served as a reserve at both forward positions for two seasons before signing with the Chicago Sky as a restricted free agent prior to the 2009 season.
Player Headlines
All StormTracker posts on Ely
January 12, 2009
Storm Statement on Shyra Ely Signing with Chicago
November 16, 2008
2008 in Review: Shyra Ely
June 5, 2008
Ely Comfortable Back at Power Forward
March 6, 2008
Storm Re-Signs Forward Shyra Ely
January 9, 2008
Shyra Ely Talks About New Storm Head Coach Brian Agler
December 8, 2007
Shyra Ely NeighborHoops Clinic
December 8, 2007
Shyra Ely NeighborHoops Clinic Gallery
May 24, 2007
Storm Q&A: Shyra Ely
April 25, 2007
Storm Signs Ely