LAS VEGAS, NV (May 23, 2018)- The Aces welcomed guards Kayla McBride and Kelsey Plum to Las Vegas today, two days after the pair concluded their Turkish League Finals series. Plum’s Fenerbahce squad bested McBride’s Yakin Dogu team three-games-to-one to take home the championship.
The two were immediately removed from the Aces’ Temporarily Suspended List, and moved to the active roster. To make room for them, Las Vegas waived guards Shoni Schimmel and Raigyne Louis.
McBride and Plum are expected to bolster the Aces’ perimeter game as Las Vegas is just two for 16 from three point range over the team’s first two games of the season. McBride has paced the Aces in scoring average in each of her four seasons in the league, and is a career 34.9 percent shooter from long distance. Plum made 36.5 percent of her shots from beyond the arc in her rookie season a year ago.
Schimmel was signed by the Aces at the conclusion of training camp to add depth to the team’s guard rotation. She played in 13 minutes during Las Vegas’ first two regular season games, missing all five of her shots.
Louis was the Aces’ third round draft pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft. She averaged 3.0 points on two-for-five shooting from the field, and 2.0 rebounds for Las Vegas this year.
Las Vegas tips off its first season of WNBA competition at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, May 27 at 5:30 pm PT. Tickets may be purchased at LasVegasAces.com. For additional information about the Aces please visit LasVegasAces.com or follow on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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