Las Vegas Aces General Manager Natalie Williams announced today that the team has signed Duke guard/forward Elizabeth Balogun (BAL-uh-GOON) to a training camp contract.
A 2023 Cheryl Miller Small Forward of the Year Preseason and Midseason Top-10 watch list candidate, Balogun played in all 33 games with 27 starts for the Blue Devils this season.
Shooting at a 51.2-percent clip from the field and 46.4 percent from distance, Balogun finished second on the team in scoring (10.2 ppg) while leading the team in rebounding (5.2 rpg).
Named the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) for the week of January 4, the Lagos, Nigeria product scored in double figures 17 times, and recorded three double-doubles.
Balogun also played collegiate at Louisville and Georgia Tech, and was a member of the Nigerian Olympic Team which competed in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
About the Las Vegas Aces
Led by two-time M’VP A’ja Wilson, Finals MVP Chelsea Gray, All-Star Game MVP Kelsey Plum, Most Improved Player Jackie Young and WNBA Coach of the Year Becky Hammon, the Aces won the franchise’s first Championship in 2022.
It also marked the first major professional sports title for the city of Las Vegas.
The team added two-time MVP and two-time WNBA Champion Candace Parker, two-time WNBA Champion Alysa Clark, and four-time WNBL Champion Cayla George as free agents during the offseason in its quest to become the league’s first repeat champion in more than two decades.
Las Vegas begins defense of its championship on Saturday, May 20 at Seattle at 12 pm PT, and its first home game is slated for Saturday, May 27 against Los Angeles at 6 pm.
The Aces are also hosting AT&T All-Star Weekend for the third time in five years on July 14-15. For ticket information, please visit LasVegasAces.com.