Fever’s Bernadett Határ injured, will miss 2020 season

No 2020 debut for the league’s current tallest player

Bernadett Határ is injured and will miss the 2020 WNBA season, High Post Hoops has learned. A Fever spokesperson did not have further details on what the injury is or the timetable for recovery.

Határ, a 6’10 center from Hungary, signed a training camp contract with the Fever in February that has now been suspended.

The 25-year-old had been playing in her home country with Sopron Basket, where she averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the Hungarian League and 8.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in EuroLeague. The EuroLeague Women season was suspended on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the remainder of the Hungarian League schedule was canceled on March 17.

With Határ no longer in the running for a spot on the team, the Fever’s roster is down to 15 players, the training camp maximum.

Although the addition of the league’s tallest player would have provided a bump to the Fever’s depth down low, the 6’7 Teaira McCowan proved she was more than capable of using her height her rookie season in 2019, working her way from the bench to making 16 starts. The Fever also picked up Lauren Cox in the 2020 draft, who at 6’4 is now the team’s second-tallest player.

The start of the 2020 season itself remains in doubt, as training camp and opening day were postponed indefinitely at the beginning of April.

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