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April 15, 2014

Rock Hill’s Douglas signs with WNBA’s Seattle Storm

Wake Forest point guard, and Rock Hill native, Chelsea Douglas has signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Storm of the WNBA.

Wake Forest point guard Chelsea Douglas has signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Storm of the WNBA.

Douglas, who grew up in Rock Hill and started her high school career at South Pointe before transferring to Hickory Grove Baptist in Charlotte, was not drafted in the three-round WNBA Draft Monday evening but signed with Seattle shortly after.

"It's a dream come true," she said. "This was something I've been working a long time for and to get an opportunity, it's more than I could ask. Seattle is a great team and they seem pretty interested in me so I'm ready to go."

Douglas reports to Seattle's training camp on Sunday, April 27, and the first preseason game is scheduled for Sunday, May 11. The season-opener is Friday, May 16, against Los Angelos.

Douglas finished her Wake Forest career as the school's fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,656 points. She is also second in three-pointers made with 257 and seventh in assists with 360. Douglas is one of just three Demon Deacons to record more than 1,600 points and 350 assists in a career. She scored 990 points over her final two seasons and is the only player in school history to earn ACC All-Tournament Team honors twice.

This season, Douglas averaged a career-high 18.6 points per game and led the ACC in three-pointers made per game. She scored a school-record 48 points and made a school and ACC-record nine three-pointers in the win over FIU on Dec. 29, and would be named the FIU Sun & Fun Classic MVP.

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