The Chicago Sky waived two of their forwards ahead of the start of the season.
The Chicago Sky announced today that they have waived forwards Leslie Robinson and Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah.
Robinson signed a training camp contract with the Sky in late April. Robinson, the 34th pick of the 2018 WNBA draft out of Princeton, had played in Germany during the offseason, averaging 22 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Robinson played two preseason games for the New York Liberty last season.
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The Sky signed the 6’2 rookie Kunaiyi-Akpanah to a training camp contract on May 3. Kunaiyi-Akpanah played all four years at Northwestern, and finished with the second-most career rebounds in Wildcat history. With the departure of Kunaiyi-Akpanah, the Sky are now down to four rookies on the roster.
Chicago will welcome Courtney Vandersloot to training camp this Thursday after a successful EuroLeague campaign with UMMC Ekaterinburg. 6-foot-4 center Victoria Macaulay will also join the Sky on Thursday. Macaulay had previously played for the Sky 2015, where she averaged 6.2 minutes per game.
The Sky still have 18 players on their training camp roster, and will need to trim their roster down 12 by May 23. Chicago still awaits the arrival of Allie Quigley, Gabby Williams, Jamierra Faulkner and Astou Ndour, in addition to Vandersloot and Macaulay.
The Sky open their preseason slate on May 14, hosting the Indiana Fever at Wintrust Arena. Their regular season opener is Saturday night, May 25, when they’ll travel to Minnesota to face the Lynx on CBS Sports Network.
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