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Four Gators vying for spots on WNBA rosters



Florida currently has four former players vying for permanent roster spots at WNBA training camps this week, and a former player and coach among the league's coaching ranks.

WNBA veterans Aneika Henry and DeLisha Milton-Jones are on training camp rosters for the Atlanta Dream and the New York Liberty, respectively.

Jaterra Bonds and Jennifer George are making their WNBA training camp debuts, both looking to secure spots with the Indiana Fever.

Milton-Jones was a four-year letterwinner from 1993 to 1997, and if she secures a spot on a team it would make her the oldest player in the WNBA at age 39. She has played for the Los Angeles Sparks from 1999-04 and 2008-12; Washington Mystics 2005-07; San Antonio Stars 2013 (15 games) and the New York Liberty (11 games) 2013. Milton-Jones has played in 461 games with 432 starts, scoring 5,415 points.

Henry has been in the WNBA two seasons with 15 starts in 68 games. A Florida letterwiiner from 2007-09, she's scored 296 points.

Former Gator star Bridget Pettis is entering her first year as assistant coach of the Tulsa Shock, after playing for eight years and coached for five years at other WNBA teams before being hired by the Shock for the upcoming season.

Carol Ross, the winningest head coach in Gator history, is entering her third year as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.

The WNBA season begins May 16.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:02pm]


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