BRADENTON, FL – New York Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb announced Sunday that the team has signed center Kiah Stokes to a contract extension through the 2021 season. A 6’3 center, Stokes was selected as the No.11 pick in the first round of the 2015 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty. Stokes has averaged 5.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in her four WNBA seasons.
“Kiah is an integral part of our team and she has shown tremendous growth in her game both offensively and defensively this season,” said Kolb. “As one of the best shot blockers in the league, her physicality and ability to stretch the defense is something that is integral to the Liberty’s culture and future success.”
Stokes is the only Liberty player to appear and start in every contest this season, averaging 5.8 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. She attended the University of Connecticut where she became a three-time national champion and the 2014-15 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.