Diamonds are forever but not Aces
They say time waits for no man and in this case no woman. The Las Vegas Aces have released two rookies, forward Courtney Range and guard Brittiany Davis along with second year player Aisha Sheppard announced by general manager Natalie Williams today. The Aces are sending a message that they have a standard and they will not pivot from their model of success. The number 1 ranked according to ESPN Las Vegas Aces will open their season versus the number 8 ranked New York Liberty Saturday May 13th at the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas.
Sheppard played 23 games for the Aces, last season was her rookie year where she averaged 1.5 points per game, the Virginia Tech All-American will hit the open market looking to redeem herself coming off a slow start in Las Vegas. Courtney Range will do the same as she came in undrafted in 2017 and played overseas in Spain, Germany, and Switzerland, Range was picked up in February of this year by the Aces. Brittany Davis Aces 36th overall pick in the 2023 WNBA draft, a two time all SEC selection who averaged 17 points per game and 7 rebounds with 2 assist to go along with will seek another opportunity to prove she belongs in the league amongst the best in the world.
It’s business as usual in the sports world. When winning is the standard there will be collateral damage. Being the favorites, the Aces are making moves to create some roster flexibility down the road and maintain their pursuit of the goal to be crowned WNBA champions once again.