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Kalani Brown Signs Training Camp Deal with Las Vegas Aces

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

Kalani Brown, a former Baylor standout, has signed a training camp deal with the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, the team announced on Tuesday.

Brown, who wrapped up her career with the Bears in 2019, will have a chance to play for her third WNBA team when camp starts later this year.

The Aces reached the Western Conference Finals last season, where they lost to the Phoenix Mercury. The Aces are now led by Becky Hammon, who was hired to be the team’s head coach and general manager in December after serving on Gregg Popovich’s staff in San Antonio for several seasons.

 

“Kalani has been a big presence on the floor during the Athlete’s Unlimited season and overseas in Turkey,” Hammon said via a post on Twitter. “At 6-foot-7, she obviously commands a lot of attention in the post, and at just 24 years old, she still has room to grow her game.”

The Aces are in need of size after losing their starting center, Liz Cambage, to the Los Angeles Sparks in free agency.

Brown was a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Sparks in 2019 and spent one season in L.A. before joining the Atlanta Dream last season. In between, she has spent time with the Xinjiang Magic Deer in China, Kayseri Basketbol in Turkey and Hatayspor in Turkey.

Brown won a national championship with the Bears in 2019, while earning Big 12 Player of the Year honors in 2018 and All-Big 12 First Team honors three times. The two-time WBCA All-American scored 2,209 points for her Bears career.

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