Here’s what happened in the world of women’s basketball this past week:
Michael Winger now president of Mystics
Isabelle Harrison to miss time
The Sky signed Harrison at $160,000 this offseason. Her career scoring average is 8.6.
Johnson started her career at Rutgers as the No. 6 Hoop Gurlz recruit. She averaged 17.6 points and 2.3 steals as a freshman before transferring to NC State for the past two seasons and averaging double figures both years. She upped her distributing to a career-best 3.5 assists per game in 2022-23. She has made 155 career threes at a 38.6 percent clip. Norfolk State is a mid-major and an HBCU.
Johnson had the following to say about her decision:
“A lot of people think you always have to go to Power Five schools to get to your (dream), going to the WNBA, going pro. But I don’t think it always has to be like that. You can go to HBCUs, mid-majors. I think you can develop there and still chase your dreams.”
Cimino comes over to the Big Green from St. Francis Brooklyn.
Alexis Morris calls out WNBA veterans, apologizes
Morris was frustrated about being cut by the Sun and thought a solution could be the older players retiring. She then apologized for expressing that and promised to give all WNBA players their flowers. She also said she still wants to play in the WNBA at some point.
Alexis Morris issued an apology for her social media comments about WNBA veterans after she was cut by the Connecticut Sun. pic.twitter.com/8trBG7yB28
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 25, 2023
Elena Delle Donne criticizes refs, gets fined
Delle Donne expressed her frustrations over officiating to the media and when you do that you’re gonna get fined.
Elena Delle Donne has been fined an undisclosed amount for inappropriate public comments regarding officiating, the league confirmed. Delle Donne was frustrated after the loss to the Sun in Connecticut on Sunday pic.twitter.com/2NO0eXgO9x
— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) May 25, 2023
At LSU’s visit to the White House, Sa’Myah Smith faints
LSU head coach Kim Mulkey reported that Smith was “fine,” after the incident, but a scary moment as Smith fainted due to feeling “overheated and nauseous.”