Lucas returns to the WNBA after missing the 2017 season due to injury
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream have signed guard Maggie Lucas to a training camp contract the team announced Tuesday.
“While Maggie has had a string of bad luck with ACL’s, I can say with certainty no one attacks rehab harder than she does,” Collen said. “My hope for Maggie is that she enters training camp ready to compete at her pre-injury level.”
Lucas played 64 games over three seasons for the Indiana Fever before tearing her ACL four games in to the 2016 season. Due to the injury, Lucas missed the remainder of the 2016 season and the entire 2017 WNBA season. She has career averages of 4.9 points and has shot 33.5% from the three-point line.
“Maggie provides instant offense as a true weapon from beyond the arc,” Collen added. “In free agency, I was looking to add pieces that would both enhance and balance the roster and I believe having floor spacers is so important to running efficient offense. I am thrilled Maggie chose Atlanta to continue her WNBA career.”
A prolific scorer in college, Lucas was a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year for Penn State and finished with 2,510 career points, good for second all-time in school history. She connected a Nittany Lion-record 365 three-pointers over her four seasons.
2018 Atlanta Dream season and group tickets are on sale now by calling 877-977-7729 or by visiting www.AtlantaDream.net.
The Atlanta Dream, who is celebrating its 11th season in the WNBA in 2018, will play its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus. Atlanta has qualified for the playoffs seven times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.