ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream have signed guard Blake Dietrick to a training camp contract, the team announced Monday.
The 5-10 former Princeton standout has spent the 2019-20 offseason in Spain playing for Lointek Gernika Bizkaia. She is averaging 7.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists in EuroLeague games, and 7.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists in Spanish League play for Gernika.
“We are excited to have Blake back in the ATL,” head coach Nicki Collen said. “She is a consummate pro who understands what we do, why we do it and is always willing to do the little things to make the team better.”
Dietrick played her first full season in the WNBA with Atlanta in 2018, helping the Dream advance to the semifinals of the WNBA Playoffs, while averaging 1.4 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.4 assists 26 games. A valuable player off the bench, Dietrick provided beneficial minutes for the Dream midseason, including a career-best performance against the Chicago Sky on Jun 22, 2018, where she finished with 12 points and four rebounds in 23 minutes of action.
With Seattle in 2019, Dietrick appeared in 17 games with one start, while seeing time in the Storm’s first round Playoffs matchup with Minnesota.
She was named the 2014-15 Ivy League Player of the Year at Princeton after leading the league in assists her senior season (4.9 per game) and setting the Tigers’ single-season assists record with 157. While at Princeton, the Tigers won three Ivy League Championships and with a program-best second round finish in the NCAA Tournament in 2015.
TRANSACTION: Atlanta Dream sign Blake Dietrick to a training camp contract.
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The Atlanta Dream will tip-off their 13th season in the WNBA on May 15, 2020. Atlanta holds the No. 4 pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. The organization, who will play its home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 12 seasons.