Shavonte Zellous Returns to Indiana Fever on Friday; Butler Waived

Shavonte Zellous

INDIANAPOLIS – Expected to be absent from the WNBA through the length of the upcoming European Championships, June 11-28, Shavonte Zellous will instead return to the Indiana Fever in time for Friday’s home game with the Phoenix Mercury.

Zellous, a six-year WNBA veteran and a three-year starter with the Fever, was in the process of becoming a naturalized citizen in Croatia in order to compete for a spot in the 2016 Olympics. Croatia, however, did not complete required paperwork in time for her to play in the upcoming tournament. Therefore, Zellous will not participate with Croatia, and will return to the Fever.

Zellous has been removed from the suspended list and, in a corresponding roster move, Briana Butler has been waived.