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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Swanier cut by Atlanta

Former UConn guard Ketia Swanier was cut by the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday.

Swanier, a first-round pick of the Connecticut Sun in 2008, played in 171 career games (counting the playoffs) for Connecticut, Phoenix and Atlanta during her five years in the league.

Swanier appeared in 34 games and started twice for Atlanta during the 2012 season. She averaged 2.2 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.4 steals per game. She only played five minutes in the playoffs for the Dream.

Swanier's roster spot was placed in jeopardy as Atlanta traded for Jasmine Thomas and drafted Alex Bentley.

Swanier played 13 minutes in Monday's preseason game against Brazil and had two points, one rebound and two assists in the 97-47 victory. Swanier started in Atlanta's preseason opener against Tulsa but did not score in 10 minutes of action.

Even with Kelly Faris being drafted by the Connecticut Sun, the 2013 season will feature the smallest contingent of WNBA players from UConn in some time. Injured veterans Sue Bird (Seattle) and Asjha Jones (Connecticut) are sitting out the 2013 season and free agent Jessica Moore wasn't signed by a team. Now Swanier is looking for a team.

By my count there are nine former Huskies still vying for roster spots.
Swin Cash, Chicago
Tina Charles, Connecticut
Kelly Faris, Connecticut
Kalana Greene, Connecticut
Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta
Charde Houston, Phoenix
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Maya Moore, Minnesota
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix

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