New York Liberty sign Alisia Jenkins
USF all-time rebounding leader Alisia Jenkins, bypassed by the WNBA on draft night, doesn't have to explore her overseas options just yet.
Jenkins was one of three free agents signed in the wake of Thursday's draft by the New York Liberty. Veteran Lindsey Harding, a former Duke star who has played with four WNBA clubs, and Princeton's Annie Tarakchian were the others.
The additions give the Liberty 15 players for their training camp, which starts Sunday in Greenburgh, N.Y. The Liberty's first preseason game is against the Chicago Sky on May 1 at the University of Delaware.
WNBA teams typically keep 11-12 players on a roster, depending on salary-cap situations, meaning Jenkins likely is on the outside looking in.
"There's probably a place for her in training camp," ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo said before the draft. I think she'll get a shot...and then it will be up to her for teams to see if she can continue to rebound at the level she did in college when she's against WNBA players."
Jenkins, a 6-foot-1 Georgia native who ended her career with 1,284 rebounds, is the sixth Bull to sign with a WNBA team. Four-year teammate and fellow Georgia native Courtney Williams was taken by Phoenix with the eighth overall pick in Thursday's draft.