5 Things You Need to Know About the WNBA Dallas Wings

The WNBA’s Dallas Wings will be the first women’s pro basketball team to call the Dallas area home in more than 30 years. Here are 5 things you need to know about the Wings.

1) Odyssey Sims Is The First Player From Dallas To Be On The Dallas Wings Roster

2) Rookie Aerial Powers Was The Dallas Wings First Draft Pick Since The Team Moved To Dallas

Dallas Wings guard will be linked to the Dallas Wings her whole career due to the Wings using their first ever draft pick on Powers this past April in the WNBA Draft. Powers was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, despite coming out of the Michigan State will a year of eligibility left. She’s MSU’s all-time career leading scorer and is already averaging 9.5 points a game through four-games with the Wings.

3) The Dallas Wings Are Attempting To Win The Franchises First WNBA Title Since 2008

When the Wings franchise was known as the Detroit Shock they won WNBA title in 2006 and 2008. Winning a WNBA title this season would end the eight-year drought; Wings haven’t won a playoff series since 2009 and last year’s playoff appearance ended the franchise six-year drought. The top eight teams regardless of conference will qualify for the 2016 WNBA playoffs.

The Wings will play all their home games at the friendly confines of College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. College Park Center has a 7,000 seat capacity for basketball games and will be on the national stage when the Wings play the Phoenix Mercury June 21 on ESPN 2.

 5) Dallas Wings Center/Forward Courtney Paris Has Led The WNBA In Rebounding Two Consecutive Years

Courtney Paris has won the WNBA Peak Performer Award for rebounding over the last two seasons due to grabbing 10.2 (2014) and 9.3 (2015) rebounds a game to lead the league. Paris is looking to join Tina Charles as the only women to win the WNBA Peak Performer Award in rebounding three consecutive years.