Shock Acquires Katie Feenstra From San Antonio
The 24-year-old Feenstra appeared in all 34 games for the Silver Stars last season � her second in the league � averaging 7.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game. She ranked among the top twenty in the league in rebounds per game (12th, 6.1), field-goal percentage (16th, .467), and blocks per game (18th, 0.76).
�In Katie we feel like we�re getting another young, physical, center on the rise,� said Laimbeer. �She�s a terrific rebounder, she gets to the free throw line and she�s a force on the defensive end of the floor, all of which fit perfectly with what we think defines us as a ball club.
�This trade also gives us some salary cap flexibility to help us improve our team in other areas this year.�
In acquiring Feenstra, the Shock parted ways with six-year WNBA veteran Ruth Riley who spent her last four seasons with Detroit. The 27-year-old Riley was a member of the Shock�s 2003 and 2006 WNBA Championship teams and was named 2003 Finals MVP. She takes career averages of 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds with her to San Antonio.
�Ruth was a big part of our two championship teams and a big part of our community for the past four seasons. Her performance against Lisa Leslie in Game 3 of the 2003 WNBA Finals is one of the signature moments for our franchise.�
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