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Mercury Sign Free Agent Forward Alisia Jenkins to Roster

September 7, 2020 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Phoenix Mercury News Release

PHOENIX - The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the signing of Alisia Jenkins to a rest-of-the-season contract after the team received a hardship exemption from the league. Having seen stints with Indiana and Chicago this season, most recently with the Sky, Jenkins is already inside the WNBA Bubble, allowing her to join the Mercury immediately and dress tonight in the team's game against Connecticut. The addition of Jenkins provides the Mercury with 10 available players in the bubble. An updated Mercury roster is attached.

A 6-1 forward, Jenkins has appeared in three games this season (one with Indiana, two with Chicago) in what is her first official season in the WNBA. Despite not getting her shot in the WNBA until this summer, Jenkins has seen overseas stints in Spain, Prague, Australia and most recently, Hungary. During her season in Hungary, she was named the All-Hungarian League Defensive Player of the Year, while averaging 22.4 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.

A graduate of the University of South Florida in 2016, Jenkins finished her collegiate career as the program's all-time leader in rebounds and ranked third in career blocks.

The Phoenix Mercury return this summer in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the Official Home of the 2020 WNBA Season. Led by the All-Star duo of Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith, the Mercury continue its title quest on September 7 against the Connecticut Sun at 3 p.m. Phoenix time. While the surroundings may be unfamiliar and the stands may be empty, this moment and this season is #4TheValley. For more information, visit PhoenixMercury.com.


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