Before they were the Tulsa Shock, they were called the Detroit Shock. In 2010 the Shock moved from Detroit to Tulsa. Then in 2015, the team moved again and became the Dallas Wings. In this article I’m combing the Tulsa Shock and Dallas Wings All-time team. The Detroit Shock will get their own all-time team in my next article.
Center Liz Cambage
Liz Cambage played three seasons with the Shock/Wings; she was drafted N0o.2 overall in the 2011 WNBA Draft. As a rookie, Cambage made the All-Star team averaging 11.5 points per game. In 2018, Cambage started to blossom; she averaged 23 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. She scored 53 points in a game and made her second All-Star team. Cambage also made first-team All-WNBA.
Power Forward Glory Johnson
Glory Johnson was drafted fourth overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft, and she spent seven seasons with Shock/Wings. Johnson was a two-time All-Star with the team and had 23 points and 20 rebounds game; it was the 16th in WNBA history. While with the Shock/Wings, Johnson averaged 11.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Johnson was a player that could do a little bit of everything for her team.
Small Forward Allisha Gray
Allisha Gray will be entering her fifth season with the Wings after being drafted fourth in the 2017 draft. In her rookie season, she averaged 13 points per game and took home the WNBA Rookie of the Year award. In four years, Gray has averaged 11.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while shooting 41% from the field and 31% from beyond the arc. Gray is a total team player; she does whatever the team needs her to do.
Shooting Guard Arike Ogunbowale
When you think of prolific scorers, Arike Ogunbowale has to come to mind. Coming into her third season, she will look to take the Wings to the playoffs. When Ogunbowale was a rookie in 2019, she averaged 19.1 points per game. Also, in her rookie season, she scored 20 points or more in the final 11 games. Last season, Ogunbowale led the WNBA in scoring with 22.8 points per game and made first-team All-WNBA. There is still a lot of work to be done in Ogunbowale’s WNBA career.
Point Guard Skylar Diggins-Smith
Skylar Diggins-Smith is one of the best point guards in the WNBA. While with the Shock/Wings, Diggins-Smith made four All-Star game appearances. In 2014 she averaged 20.1 points per game. She also won WNBA Most Improved Player Award in the 2014 season. Diggins-Smith was a two-time first-team All-WNBA member and averaged 15.8 points and 4.9 assist in six seasons with the Shock/Wings. Diggins-Smith was the floor general that could score the basketball and still does with the Phoenix Mercury.
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