Atlanta Dream signs former Gamecocks star Coates

Atlanta Dream signs former Gamecocks star Coates
Alaina Coates, left, reacts during an interview after being selected as the No. 2 pick in the WNBA basketball draft by the Chicago Sky, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Source: Julie Jacobson)

ATLANTA (WIS) - Alaina Coates will be playing closer to home this season.

The former South Carolina Gamecocks star signed with the Atlanta Dream on Thursday.

This year, Coates played in 14 games with the Minnesota Lynx averaging 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Coates was traded to the Lynx during the preseason by the Chicago Sky. The Dutch Fork High product was drafted second overall in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Sky. However, she was sidelined for the entire season due to an ankle injury.

Coates was waived by the Lynx on July 14.

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