The Las Vegas Aces have signed Avery Warley-Talbert for the 2020 WNBA season the team announced over the weekend.
The news comes with the loss of All-Star Liz Cambage who will opt out of the 2020 season due to medical concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Six year WNBA vet, Warley-Talbert, will aid in that loss and provide an interior presence for the Aces this season.
Official: We have signed Avery Warley-Talbert ????
Welcome to the Aces, Avery!! ♦️♠️
— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) July 4, 2020
Warley-Talbert was originally undrafted and signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Mercury in 2012 following a decorated career at Liberty University. During her rookie season, the six-foot-three center appeared in 28 games averaging 3.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
She has experience with the New York Liberty, Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream to go along with extensive overseas experience in Turkey. This past season she averaged a double-double at 11 points and 10.7 rebounds per game and shot over 68-percent from the field for top level club Cankaya in Turkey,
Teams are scheduled to travel to Florida early this week to prepare for training camp. The 22-game WNBA season is scheduled to begin July 24 and players will stay at IMG Academy in Florida. It is unknown at this time which WNBA players will be granted a medical opt out for this season. A medical opt requires review of a league panel consisting of doctors and if granted, players receive full pay for the season.