Betnijah Laney has signed on with the Indiana Fever to possibly get more playing time.
After spending three seasons in the WNBA, it is finally time for Betnijah Laney to shine. Her first season was with the Chicago Sky where she played 32 games, averaging 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. Her second year was one which Laney would like to forget, she tore her ACL after just eight games.
Laney missed the entire of the 2017 season due to the injury before coming back in Australia’s WNBL with the Bendigo Spirit. Her all-round game shone through in this league where she averaged 14.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists.
This was good enough for the Connecticut Sun to offer Laney a training camp contract which she then turned into a regular season contract. She played in 29 games, averaging 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. However, it is time for Laney to step up into a bigger role.
The Indiana Fever have offered Laney a contract based on her Australian numbers again from this season. Playing on her third WNBL team in three years, Laney averaged 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Dandenong Rangers. These numbers showcase Laney’s ability to do what her team needs.
The Fever are in the process of a rebuild, their re-signings are showing they are going to do this through youth, specifically the draft. Laney, who is only four years out of college fits this timeline better than a large number of free agents the Fever could have signed.
With her all round ability, Laney would have signed with the Fever to get more time on the court. She will be playing for a bigger role, possibly to help lead the Fever off the bottom of the ladder.
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