The WNBA’s Indiana Fever announced Monday the signing of a Fil-American cager to a training camp contract.

Chanelle Molina will get a chance to earn a roster spot with the Fever after making a good impression during a pro stint in Sweden last year.

Born in Hawaii to Filipina parents Allan and Roselyn, Molina is averaging 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists through 15 games with Swedish club Norrkoping Dolphins.

“It has taken a lot of hardwork, dedication and patience to get here. The WNBA has always been the goal, therefore I accepted and fell in love with the process to get here!,” Molina said on her Instagram account.

“There are not many Filipino women in the WNBA, so this is for the progress of women’s basketball all over the world. Thank you Indiana Fever for this opportunity. See you all soon!” added Molina.

Molina was not selected by any team in last year’s WNBA Draft despite averaging 12.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 107 games during her four-year US NCAA stint at Washington State.

She will look to impress the Fever even more during the camp as she tries to make it to the roster in time for the WNBA opener slated later this year.

“Chanelle recorded an excellent career at Washington State in the very challenging Pac-12 Conference. She is a skilled and versatile guard who will bring high energy and competitiveness to our training camp,” Fever coach Marianne Stanley said in a statement released by the team.

“She is having a great year overseas in Sweden this season because of how she has continued to improve,” added Stanley.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/09/wnba-signs-fil-am-cager-to-training-camp-contract/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wnba-signs-fil-am-cager-to-training-camp-contract)