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April 22nd, 2008
Ekworomadu Signs WNBA Training Camp Contract

Bobcat standout will vie for Silver Stars roster spot

SAN ANTONIO – Former Texas State standout and 2008 Southland Conference Player of the Year Joyce Ekworomadu signed a training camp contract with the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars and will be one of 20 players battling for a roster spot.

The contract will run the length of training camp as the Silver Stars look to fill their 2008 regular season roster. A total of 15 players will be in camp trying to make the 11 or 12 person roster.

Ekworomadu is the first Texas State player to sign such a contract with a WNBA team after posting one of the best seasons in Bobcat history. Ekworomadu finished second in the SLC in scoring average while leading the league in free throw percentage and ranking second in three-point shooting. In addition to her 18.7 points per game, she also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game on the way to being named SLC Player of the Year.

For her career, Ekworomadu became just the fifth Bobcat women’s basketball player to tally at least 1,500 points and 600 rebounds in her career and ranks among the all-time leaders in points, rebounds and steals.

The Silver Stars’ opened camp on Sunday, Apr. 20, and willl also play two preseason exhibition games before the start of the regular season May 17 at Sacramento.

By CHRIS RILEY
Assistant Media Relations Director

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