INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever have announced the signing of free agents Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga and Bashaara Graves to training camp contracts.
Pohlen-Mavunga, a 6-0 guard who has played with Indiana since her rookie season in 2011, appeared in 12 games last season, connecting on 3-of-6 3-point attempts and averaging 1.3 points per contest. The former Stanford product has completed five WNBA seasons since being drafted by the Fever. As a rookie, she led the WNBA in 3-point shooting percentage (.468), and helped Indiana to the WNBA title in 2012 despite succumbing to a torn left ACL in the Finals vs. Minnesota. She played briefly in 2013 and was preparing for a healthy 2014 when she tore her left Achillles’ tendon prior to training camp – Watch “Roller Coaster: Jeanette Pohlen’s Journey to Recovery”. After a healthy return, she has played the past two seasons with Indiana, including six playoff games and a trip to the WNBA Finals in 2015. She was married last July to former Indiana all-state basketball player Julian Mavunga, who currently plays professionally in Japan.
Graves is a 6-2 forward who was drafted in the second round (22nd overall) of last season’s WNBA Draft by Minnesota. She averaged 3.4 minutes per game during 12 games with the Lynx, before being waived in July. A product of the University of Tennessee, she averaged 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, and shot 53.8 percent during a senior campaign with the Volunteers. She finished third in UT history with 1,044 career rebounds.
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