ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream have signed guard Blake Dietrick to a training camp contract, the team announced Friday.
“I am excited to see what Blake can bring to our training camp,” head coach Nicki Collen said. “She is a versatile guard who can play all three guard positions as well as defend all three positions, which is a luxury to have in the WNBA.”
Dietrick, who currently plays for AO Dafni Agioy Dimitrioy in the Greece League, originally signed as a free agent with the Seattle Storm before the start of the 2016 season and played in two games. She later signed a 7-day contract with the San Antonio Stars and played in one game. During the 2016 season she averaged 1.3 points, 1.0 rebounds and shot 50 percent in three games. Dietrick went on to play for the Bendigo Spirit of the Australian National Basketball League where she averaged 7.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and shot 47.7 percent. In 2015 she had training camp stints with the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks but was later waived.
The 5-10 guard out of Princeton led the Tigers to a 30-0 regular season her senior year averaging 15.1 points, 4.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Highly accomplished she was Ivy League Player of the Year, two-time All-Ivy League first team, seven-time Ivy Player of the Week and led the program to win its first NCAA tournament game in school history.
“Blake is a tireless worker who has continued to improve her game through overseas competition,” Collen said. “She is the definition of tough and will do all the little things to make a team better. She is a tremendous 3-point shooter with a high basketball IQ.”
The Dream home opener is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 against the visiting Dallas Wings beginning at 6 p.m. Season and group tickets are available now. Single-game tickets go on sale April 2. For more information, visit atlantadream.net or call 877.977.7729.
The Atlanta Dream, who is celebrating its 11th season in the WNBA in 2018, will play its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus. Atlanta has qualified for the playoffs seven times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.