Posts by Aya Abdeen

Aya Abdeen is a student in sports journalism at Arizona State University and has been a contributing writer for The Next since December 2022. She is also a sports reporter for the Sun Devils’ women’s basketball team for The State Press. Her work has also appeared on AZPreps365.

Shakira Austin undergoes successful surgery on left hip

December 2, 2023

Mystics center expected to recover fully within four to six months

Angel Reese returns to play for LSU Tigers after missing four games

November 30, 2023

Poole still absent; Smith out for the season

Chicago Sky general manager Jeff Pagliocca. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Sky)

Chicago Sky hire Jeff Pagliocca as general manager

October 31, 2023

‘Expect us to bring unmatched toughness, grit, and relentless competitive spirit’

NBA, WNBA and Peloton logos. (Courtesy of WNBA)

Inside WNBA partnerships with SKIMS, Peloton

October 31, 2023

Activations and plans taking shape


USA Basketball announces roster for exhibition camp in November

October 26, 2023

Training camp is set to take place on Nov. 7-9 in Atlanta

An orange and white WNBA basketball sits on the court.

Phoenix Mercury set to hire Orlando Magic assistant coach Nate Tibbetts as head coach

October 16, 2023

Tibbetts is expected to become highest-paid head coach in WNBA history

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart sits in a defensive stance to guard Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas on the perimeter.

WNBA announces All-WNBA First and Second Teams

October 15, 2023

Stewart, Thomas and Wilson lead the way; four players make their first All-WNBA teams

Teresa Weatherspoon speaks at her Naismith Hall of Fame induction. (Screenshot)

Chicago Sky hire WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon as head coach

October 11, 2023

Trend toward more former players in the league as head coaches continues

Ongoing Israeli-Palestinean conflict impacts FIBA, WNBA

October 10, 2023

WNBA: ‘Our thoughts remain with the people of Israel in the aftermath of this horrific event’

Cathy Engelbert addresses expansion, media rights and Liberty-Aces WNBA Finals

October 8, 2023

The commissioner’s annual pre-WNBA Finals address touched on a variety of topics.