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WNBA’s Imani Boyette traded to Atlanta Dream

Posted August 1st, 2017

The WNBA’s Chicago Sky traded former Texas Longhorn Imani Boyette to the Atlanta Dream on Monday night.

Boyette was the tenth pick in the 2016 WNBA draft and the fourth former Longhorn to be selected in the first round of the draft.

Atlanta sent Jordan Hooper and a 2018 first-round draft pick to Chicago in the swap. The 6-foot-7 center out of Texas was grouped with Tamera Young and a 2018 second-round draft pick in the trade.

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“Imani Boyette provides us size with the ability to defend and rebound,” Atlanta head coach Michael Cooper said in a statement.

Cooper’s team is currently in playoff contention as they sit in eighth place in the WNBA standings.

This season Boyette is averaging 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 22 games played.

Boyette is the only player in Texas history to have 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocks. She ended her career at Texas as the 22nd leading all-time scorer with 1,361 points. Boyette was fifth in all-time rebounding at UT with 1,036 and second in career blocks with 303.

Boyette was named All-Big 12 first team twice and was selected to the all-defensive team three times. She led the Big 12 in blocks and won the co-defensive player of the year award in the 2015-16 season.

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