All-Star Liz Cambage re-signs with Las Vegas Aces

All-Star Liz Cambage has re-signed with the Las Vegas Aces, the team announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-8 Australian center was acquired before last season from the Dallas Wings. She averaged 15.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in her first season in Las Vegas.

“Last year, the Aces and Liz took a chance on one another, and it worked out better than we both could have imagined,” coach and president of basketball operations Bill Laimbeer said in a statement. “Liz continues to be one of the marquee players in the world, and we are excited to have her back in an Aces uniform as we continue our quest for a championship.”

In 2018, Cambage returned to the WNBA after a four-year absence, helping the Wings (formerly the Tulsa Shock) to the playoffs. Her scoring average of 23 points per game that season was the seventh highest in the history of the league.

“Last season was special — one where I fell in love with this team, my teammates, Las Vegas, and everyone at the Aces and MGM who help make us feel like one big family,” Cambage said. “I am lucky to be a part of this amazing organization, and am so excited to continue my journey here. I can’t wait to get back to Vegas and feel the love and support from the best fans in the WNBA.”

During her four-year WNBA career, Cambage has averaged 16.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game while making 54.4% of her field goal attempts. The No. 2 pick of the 2011 draft, Cambage holds the WNBA record for points in a game with 53 against the New York Liberty on July 17, 2018.

WNBA training camps were supposed to open this weekend, but the league postponed the start of the season indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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