The Chicago Sky announced the re-signing of two-time WNBA All-Star Stefanie Dolson to a multi-year contract.
"It means a lot as I have come to love the city of Chicago," said Dolson. "The fans here are amazing and I have never been closer to a team in my career. I want to help bring a championship to this city, so I am honored that they have signed me back to do that."
— Chicago Sky (@wnbachicagosky) February 18, 2020
"Stefanie is a big part of our identity on both ends of the floor and off the floor as well," said Chicago Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade per release. "She has proven to be a crucial piece in our turnaround and I couldn't imagine going into 2020 without her."
The 6-foot-5 center was drafted by the Washington Mystics as the No. 6 overall pick of the 2014 WNBA draft. She was traded to the Chicago Sky prior to the 2017 season in a deal involving Elena Delle Donne. She has spent the last three seasons in a Sky uniform where she started all 34 games last season and averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds in 25 minutes per game. And she was a WNBA All-Star in 2015 and 2017.
There is plenty of reason to keep the Chicago Sky on your radar headed into the 2020 season. Last year, they finished fifth in the league in 2019 with an overall record of 20-14 and advanced to the WNBA Playoffs for the first time since 2016. First-year head coach and general manger James Wade is reigning Coach of the Year, and they return key players in Allie Quigley, Courtney Vandersloot and Diamond DeShields.