Chicago Sky Release
CHICAGO – The Chicago Sky have acquired forward Astou Ndour from the San Antonio Stars in exchange for forward Clarissa Dos Santos. The 6’5” Ndour played in 30 games for the Stars in 2016 and averaged 6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Ndour represented Spain in the 2016 Olympics in Rio and she is currently playing in the Italian League for Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa where she is averaging 14.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.
Dos Santos was signed by the Sky in 2015 and has played 51 games, averaging 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
The Sky will host opening night at Allstate Arena on May 19 against the Atlanta Dream. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. CDT. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET.
San Antonio Stars Release
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 27, 2017) – The San Antonio Stars today announced that they have acquired center Clarissa Dos Santos from the Chicago Sky in exchange for center Astou Ndour.
“Clarissa Dos Santos has been the catalyst for the recent success of the Brazilian national team,” said Stars General Manager Ruth Riley. “She brings experience and toughness on the block, and will be a great addition to our post rotation.”
Dos Santos averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 14.3 minutes over the last two seasons with the Sky. The Rio De Janeiro native appeared with the Brazilian Women’s National Team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and signed with Chicago on March 5, 2015 after playing professionally overseas since 2011. Dos Santos is currently playing alongside Stars center Kayla Alexander with Tango Bourges Basket in Bourges, France, where she is averaging 14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 24.8 minutes in French League play and 13.1 points and 8.2 rebounds in 25.8 minutes in Euroleague action.
The Stars open the 2017 season on the road with back-to-back games May 13 at New York and May 14 at Washington before their home opener vs. Phoenix on May 19 at 7 p.m. CT at the AT&T Center. Season and single-game tickets are now available by calling (210) 225-TEAM. For more information about the Stars, visit SAStars.com.