Atlanta releases Ariel Massengale and Niya Johnson
ATLANTA (May 9, 2016) – The Atlanta Dream claimed guard Jordan Jones off waivers and released Ariel Massengale and Niya Johnson, the team announced on Monday.
Jones, a 5-6 point guard out of Texas A&M, was recently released by the Chicago Sky after she was selected with the No. 34 overall pick (third round) in the 2016 WNBA Draft.
Jones was a two-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year while an Aggie and owns the school’s single-season assist record with 261 during the 2013-14 season. She finished her senior campaign ranked third all-time amongst the program’s career assist leaders (707) and seventh all-time in steals (224).
A 2015 AP All-America Honorable Mention, Jones led the SEC in total assists for three consecutive seasons (2013-2016).
Johnson was the No. 28 overall selection by Atlanta in the 2016 WNBA Draft, while Massengale was chosen No. 29 overall by the Dream in the 2015 WNBA Draft.
Atlanta concludes the preseason with its lone home contest of the exhibition schedule on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. The game that will be played at McCamish Pavilion on the campus of Georgia Tech.
Transaction: The Atlanta Dream claim guard Jordan Jones off waivers and release guards Ariel Massengale and Niya Johnson.
2016 Atlanta Dream Roster (as of May 9, 2016)
|5||Roneeka Hodges||G||5-11||165||7/19/82||11||Florida St.|
|32||Bria Holmes||G||6-1||170||4/19/94||R||West Virginia|
|13||Jordan Jones||G||5-6||138||11/22/93||R||Texas A&M|
|33||Courtney Walker||G||5-8||160||4/28/94||R||Texas A&M|
- – not on active roster/still competing overseas
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The three-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream is entering its ninth season in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
The Dream plays their home games at Philips Arena. Atlanta has qualified for the playoffs six times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.