WNBA Dallas Wings re-sign Kayla Thornton
The Dallas Wings have re-signed forward Kayla Thornton. “We are excited to have Kayla as a member of the Wings organization for the foreseeable future,” stated Dallas Wings President and CEO Greg Bibb. “Kayla has worked tirelessly at her game and has evolved into an integral member of our team and, in my opinion, an all-league caliber defender. Her style of play, work ethic and dedication to the game are attributes we value on our roster.”
Thornton, heading into her fourth WNBA season, started 32 of last year’s contests. She averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds, all career-high marks, while shooting a career-best 44.7 percent from the field and 86.0 from the foul line, helping the Wings make the playoffs in 2018. This past season she scored a career-high 18 points against Seattle on July 14 and additionally set career marks in field goals made, three-pointers made, free throws made, total rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes played.
“I’ve seen Kayla play since she was in middle school,” said Dallas Wings Head Coach Brian Agler. “She has great potential in the WNBA. My goal is to help bring the best out of her. She is a talented and versatile offensive player.”