Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones was acquired last week by the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream in a mid-season trade with the New York Liberty, the Dream announced.
The Bradwell Institute graduate, in her 16th year in the WNBA, is reunited with Dream head coach Michael Cooper, with whom she won WNBA titles in 2001 and 2002, according to the Dream’s news release.
Milton-Jones, a two-time WNBA All-Star (2000, 2007), is one of five players in WNBA history with more than 5,000 career points and 2,500 career rebounds. She currently ranks fifth in league history in rebounds (2,539) and steals (611), eighth in scoring (5,524) and 13th in blocks (334). She owns career averages of 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Milton-Jones appeared in 19 games this season with New York, including a pair of starts, averaging 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. She has scored in double figures three times this season, including a 10-point effort in a game against the Dream on June 20 in Philips Arena.
Taking to Twitter, Milton-Jones tweeted, “Hello @AtlantaDream!!! Can’t wait to meet everyone and keep the party rolling.”
A few minutes later she tweeted, “When you’ve played as long as I have u will def see and experience everything the game and the business have to offer. #TheJourneyContinues.”