ATLANTA, Ga. (March 8, 2023) – The Atlanta Dream have signed 6-4 forward Lorela Cubaj to a training camp contract, the organization announced today.
Cubaj (coo-BYE) was drafted with the No. 18 overall selection in the 2022 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm and was acquired by the New York Liberty via trade on draft night. In 11 games with the Liberty, she averaged 0.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game.
Cubaj returns to Atlanta for the first time this summer after a decorated five-year campaign at Georgia Tech, where she was named the ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year her senior year in 2021. In her final season with the Yellow Jackets she averaged a double-double with 10.1 points and 11.1 rebounds while converting 41.9% (125-298) of her shots from the field.
A native of Terni, Italy, Cubaj has been playing with Umana Reyer Venezia this season, where she has averaged 5.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 20 games.
About the Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream is a professional women’s basketball team based in Atlanta, Ga. that strives to build a place where our team, our fans and our city come together to represent the community we seek to serve. We celebrate diversity, represent Atlanta, reward innovation and imagination, and aim to empower women both on and off the court. The team currently plays home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park and has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 15 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and purchase 2023 season tickets, please visit dream.wnba.com/tickets or call 877-977-7729.