Basketball : Aneika Henry has re-signed second-year forward
Aneika Henry has re-signed second-year forward/center and signed veteran forward Le’Coe Willingham. Henry, who went undrafted out of Florida and was signed to a training camp contract by the Dream prior to last season, played in all 34 games during her rookie WNBA season in 2012, including 14 starts.
Aneika was ranked ninth as she led the team in their league in blocked shots with 30, and ranked 12th among all rookies in scoring (4.8 points per game) and fifth in rebounding (4.1 per game).
‘Aneika has shown a lot of improvement, and is developing her game even more right now overseas, putting up good numbers against very strong post players,’ said Dream head coach and general manager Fred Williams. ‘She has proven to be a very valuable player for us with her ability to block shots, rebound and run the floor, and we’re excited to see even more growth from this season.’
She also set a Dream record for minutes played in a game when she played 48:43 of a possible 50 minutes during a double-overtime game at Phoenix July 7. Henry set a Dream franchise record for most field goals made in a game without a miss June 29 at Tulsa, hitting all seven of her field goal attempts for 14 points.
Willingham is a nine-year veteran who has played in 266 games during her career, including 77 starts. The six-foot forward spent the 2012 season with Chicago, averaging 3.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per contest while playing in 33 games.