Fever sets roster

Staff Reports

They don’t know when they are going to play, but they do know who they will play with.

While the WNBA season has been postponed due to the coronavirus, the Indiana Fever leaders announced they have firmed up its roster for whenever the 2020 season does start.

The Fever will start the year with 10 veterans and three rookies.

“I am eager to be able to coach this team this season,” said Marianne Stanley, though things have been idled and the original season’s start of May 15 has come and gone. “I am confident our fans will appreciate our style of play and the tenacity we will play with representing the Fever.

The newcomers are No. 1 draft pick Lauren Cox, a forward out of Baylor, Kathleen Doyle, another draft pick, who is a guard from Iowa, and Julie Allemand, a guard from Belgium, who signed with the club in March.

The 10 holdovers are forward-center Natalie Achonwa, center Teaira McCowan, forward Candice Dupree, and guards Kennedy Burke, Betnijah Laney, Kelsey Mitchell, Tiffany Mitchell, Victoria Vivians and Erica Wheeler.

Forward Stephanie Mavunga is listed on the team, but is injured and not able to play now.

“We are excited about the team we assembled and we are all looking forward to an upcoming season,” said Tamika Catchings, who is the Fever’s vice president of basketball operations and general manager. “Our staff had to make some difficult decisions to get down to this roster.”

The Fever is coming off a 13-21 record in 2019.