The San Antonio Stars (7-25) are a younger, developing team in the WNBA. They have undergone several growing pains this year including a series of player injuries. After top 2017 WNBA draft pick Kelsey Plum missed a few games due to ankle injury and starting guard Moriah Jefferson suffered a concussion and knee soreness, the Stars struggled with getting into rhythm and filling missing links.
On August 14, the team acquired forward Cierra Burdick. Since earning a roster spot, Burdick has averaged 16 minutes, six points, two rebounds and two assists per game with the Stars.
Burdick emphasized her team’s utilization of the entire roster in her discussion with The Summitt. “I think it’s cool that all 12 of us play. Not many teams in this league can say that…literally everybody from the first man to the 12th man on this roster will get in the game.” Burdick pointed out that the Stars play their personal best when everybody is involved.
The Stars will face the New York Liberty (20-12) tonight and things will come full circle for Burdick. Earlier this season, Burdick played for the Liberty, producing exceptional numbers in pre-season and contributing 10 points in 17 minutes in the regular season Liberty home opener against, ironically, the Stars.
Prior to the 2017 season, Burdick was signed to the Atlanta Dream in 2015 and 2016.
Moving forward, Burdick confidently claimed “the best is ahead for sure,” adding the desire to “hopefully continue to be a part of [the Stars].” She will finish the season with the organization.
The Stars play the Liberty tonight, September 1, at 7:30 pm ET at Madison Square Garden. The game is available on MSG Networks and WNBA League Pass.
Watch the full interview here: