The Chicago Sky signed Stella Johnson to their 2020 roster the franchise announced earlier this week.
The move comes just two days after Sky guard Sydney Colson tested positive for COVID-19. The addition of Johnson provides depth at the guard spot and a scoring threat off the bench for the Sky.
Breaking per release:
The Chicago Sky have signed guard Stella Johnson, the team announced today.#winsidr #skytown #wnba
— Winsidr (@Winsidr) June 29, 2020
Johnson was originally selected as the No. 29 overall pick of the 2020 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury but was waived prior to the May deadline. Johnson was highly talked about entering the draft known for her scoring mentality and athleticism. The Rider University grad was named the MAAC Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020. The five-foot-ten lead the NCAA in scoring averaging 24.8 points per game her senior year.
“We are happy to announce we have signed Stella,” said Sky Head Coach and General Manager James Wade per release. “She is someone who we’ve followed closely. We feel that she is a young player with a lot of potential. We really liked that she is a physical guard who can give us some guard depth at the point guard and off-guard positions.”
The 22-game WNBA season is scheduled to tip off at the end of July and will be held at IMG Academy in Florida. Teams are scheduled to travel down to the Florida “bubble” in the next week. It is unknown at this time if any of the Sky players will miss the 2020 season with a medical opt out.