Former Sooner Invited To WNBA Camp


Monday, April 9th 2007, 2:11 pm
By: News On 6


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Former Oklahoma Sooner basketball player Chelsi Welch has been invited to training camp for the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. As a training camp invitee, Welch will try out for the team with the hope of earning one of 13 roster spots.

Welch will be reunited with former OU assistant coach Bo Overton, who is now the general manager and head coach of the team, and another former OU player Stacy Dales.

Camp opens for the Chicago Sky on April 23rd. The roster will be cut down to 15 players by May First. Final roster cuts are made May 18th.

Fellow class of 2007 senior Leah Rush was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury with the 28th pick last week. While Rush was drafted, she is in a similar situation to Welch because she does not have a guaranteed contract.