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Ruth Hamblin Makes Dallas Roster

Jamie Weisner cut by Connecticut

Ruth Hamblin listens in during a timeout in the Dallas Wings' second preseason game.
Ruth Hamblin listens in during a timeout in the Dallas Wings' second preseason game.

Oregon State alum Ruth Hamblin has made the opening day/regular season roster of the Dallas Wings of the WNBA. The WNBA season kicks off tomorrow, and the final roster cuts came yesterday, and Hamblin, the 2 time All-Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, was one of 2 newcomers to make the Wings roster.

Hamblin was a second round selection in the WNBA draft, and joins first round pick Aerial Powers on the roster.

Hamblin, at 6'6", is the tallest player on the Wings' roster, and played in both of Dallas' preseason games. She had 9 points, 2 rebounds, a block, and a steal in 17 minutes in a 108-90 loss to Indiana, and 4 points and 5 boards in an 82-74 loss to Connecticut.

The news wasn't as good for Jamie Weisner, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, was one of two final cuts by the Connecticut Sun. Weisner was also a second round WNBA draft pick, and was taken 1 spot ahead of Hamblin.

Weisner had 7 points, a rebound, and an assist in that preseason game against the Wings, but was a casualty of the decision by the Sun to carry only 5 guards on their 12 person roster.

Weisner could find her way onto another WNBA roster, or may have to explore over-seas options to continue her career.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com