April 2, 2013

FORMER VCU STANDOUT MOSS SIGNS WITH WNBA’S CHICAGO SKY

CHICAGO – D-Moss is headed to Chi-Town.

Former Virginia Commonwealth University star forward D'Andra Moss (right) signed with the WNBA's Chicago Sky Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. She becomes the fourth VCU Women's Basketball player since 2008 to catch the WNBA's eye.
 
"I'm thrilled and honored that Coach Pokey [Chatman] and the Chicago Sky have given me the opportunity to showcase my talents," Moss said in a team release. "This has been a dream come true, and I hope to capitalize on it by making the final roster in May."
 
WNBA training camp begins later this month. Moss will vie for one of 11 roster spots. Last season, the Sky, led by former Rutgers star Epiphanny Prince, finished 14-20 and placed fifth in the Eastern Conference.
 
A native of Atlanta, Moss scored 1,216 points and hauled in nearly 650 rebounds for VCU from 2006-2010. She ranks 12th in program history in points scored. As a senior in 2009-10, Moss returned from knee surgery to average 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game and led the Rams to a 22-13 mark and the Sweet 16 of the WNIT. For her efforts, Moss was named All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team.
 
The 5-foot-10 Moss was also a member of VCU's first NCAA Tournament squad in 2008-09 when she averaged 9.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
 
Moss is currently starring for Liomatic Umbertide in Italy's top pro league, averaging 16.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. She has previously played in Finland, where she was named league MVP in 2011 after averaging better than 25 points and 12 rebounds per game, and Spain, where she averaged 20.2 points per game last year.
 
Three other Rams, all former teammates of Moss, have merited WNBA looks. Krystal Vaughn was drafted in the third round (34th overall) of the 2008 league draft by the Washington Mystics and played 15 games for the team that season. She also went to training camp with the San Antonio Stars in 2010. Quanitra Hollingsworth was drafted ninth overall by the Minnesota Lynx in 2009 and played three seasons in the league. Last year, Courtney Hurt was drafted in the third round by the Indiana Fever, did not make the final roster.
 
 
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