Riceboro native and WNBA star DeLisha Milton-Jones recently was acquired by the New York Liberty, according to wnba.com.
New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer announced that his team picked up Milton-Jones after the 15-year veteran was placed on waivers by her former team, the San Antonio Silver Stars.
Milton-Jones started her WNBA career in 1999 with the Los Angeles Sparks, where she played until 2004.
In 2005, she was acquired by the Washington Mystics, where she played for two seasons before returning to the Los Angeles Sparks in 2008.
Milton-Jones started the 2013 season with the San Antonio Silver Stars but was placed on waivers Aug. 9. Coincidentally, she made her debut with Liberty against her former team, the Washington Mystics, on Aug. 16.
As of Nov. 15, she has appeared in 461 games with 432 career starts. She averages 11.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Milton-Jones ranks eighth in the WNBA among the all-time leaders in total points scored with 5,415. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (Team USA in 2000 and 2008) and a two-time WNBA champion (both with the Sparks) and has been selected to the WNBA All-Star Game three times.