After an incredible rookie season, expectations were high for second-year guard Brittney Sykes. Knowing the return of Angel McCoughtry and the addition of Renee Montgomery would eat in to a few minutes for the rising star, she embraced her role coming off the bench in 22 of 29 games played in 2018.
Sykes finished the season averaging 9.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 20.7 minutes per contest. Missing five games at the end of June due to an ankle injury that would stick with her the remainder of the season, Sykes gave coach Nicki Collen whatever was asked.
A human highlight reel, Sykes, who is 5-9, blocked 18 shots during the season, most of them showing off her incredible athleticism.
During the Playoffs, Sykes stepped in to the starting lineup, lifting her scoring average to 12.6 points, grabbing 3.4 rebounds and playing 27.0 minutes per game during the five game series. She scored in double-figures in four of the five games, including 17 in a Game 3 victory.
When the season ended, Sykes chose to get surgery on her troublesome ankle instead of going overseas. She was slated to play for AGU in Turkey but is now currently recovering. Follow Sykes and her recovery on Instagram here.
Final 2018 Stats