Dickson staying alive with WNBA's Fever
The start of the WNBA season is only eight days away, and former USF standout Jessica Dickson is battling for the final roster spots as a rookie with the Indiana Fever.
Dickson, shown here in a photo from the team's official site at the Fever's media day Friday, is hoping to be one of 11 players named to the team's active roster. According to a blog on the Fever's site, she's likely one of four players competing for the final two spots on the roster.
Dickson missed an exhibition game Saturday so she could attend graduation ceremonies at USF, and got her first start Thursday in an exhibition against the Los Angeles Sparks. She had a rough night from the field, going 1-for-9 in 18 minutes, but got four rebounds, which is four more than 6-foot-7 first-rounder Alison Bales had in her 23 minutes.
She opened camp as one of four rookies with the Fever, acquired from the Sacramento Monarchs for a future third-round pick. The Fever have already waived second-round pick Lyndsey Medders and third-round pick Ashley Key, leaving Dickson and Bales as the only rookies left. The Fever finish their preseason Tuesday at Chicago, and a strong showing there could help Dickson make the final cut.