Over the years, many countries have been represented in the WNBA – including Canada, Nigeria, Australia and Korea.
Could we soon add the Philippines to that list?
A few days ago, the Indiana Fever made a signing that, basketball-wise, may go under the radar but may have a significance in another fashion with the signing of Chanelle Molina, a former standout at Washington State, to a training camp contract.
OFFICIAL: We have signed Chanelle Molina to a training camp contract.
Welcome to Indiana, @chanelle_molina 👏
— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀🏀 (@IndianaFever) February 8, 2021
— WSU Cougar Women’s 🏀 (@WSUCougarWBB) February 8, 2021
Molina went undrafted in 2020 after playing her collegiate career in Pullman with the Cougars. She is currently overseas playing in Sweden and has averaged over 18 points and six rebounds per game.
Chanelle recorded an excellent career at Washington State in the very challenging Pac-12 Conference. She is a skilled and versatile guard who will bring high energy and competitiveness to our training camp.
–Marianne Stanley, Indiana Fever coach (release)
Molina averaged nearly 13 points per game in her four years with Wazzu and had a career-high 33 points in a game in early 2017 against UCLA.
The signing of Molina is another point in what has been a very newsworthy free agency period in Indiana. The Fever have lost three of its veterans to other teams – Erica Wheeler (Los Angeles Sparks), Natalie Achonwa (Minnesota Lynx) and Candice Dupree (Seattle Storm).
The Fever did make a pair of free agency signings in the forms of Jantel Lavender and Danielle Robinson.