Former UConn star Kelly Schumacher signed on to play for the Detroit Shock for the remainder of the season, it was announced Saturday. Terms of the dealwere not disclosed.
The 6-foot-5 Schumacher was a reserve for the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury a year ago, averaging 4.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16 minutes per game. The veteran center had played in New York the year before and played her first five seasons with Indiana.
Schumacher will help give Detroit some more depth with Cheryl Ford sidelined the rest of the year with a torn ACL. Kara Braxton will most likely take up a regular spot in the starting lineup, and with regular minutes, she may be a force down low. The Shock have other frontcourt reserves, but Schumacher provides the most experience.