February 11, 2021 

Indiana Fever sign Chanelle Molina to training camp contract

The 2020 undrafted free agent gets her chance in the WNBA

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The Indiana Fever announced Monday that they’ve signed Chanelle Molina, a free agent guard, to a training camp contract.

During her four-year college career at Washington State, Molina averaged 12.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and four assists per game. She finished second in program history in rebounding, pulling down a total of 444 over 107 games.

Molina was not selected in the 2020 WNBA Draft. The Hawaii native instead played the past season in Sweden for the Norrköping Dolphins, where she averaged 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists over 15 games.

“Chanelle recorded an excellent career at Washington State in the very challenging Pac-12 Conference,” Fever Head Coach Marianne Stanley said in a release. “She is a skilled and versatile guard who will bring high energy and competitiveness to our training camp. She is having a great year overseas in Sweden this season because of how she has continued to improve.”

Molina sustained several roadblocks during the latter half of her senior season in Pullman. She initially experienced a sore knee down the stretch of conference play, which sidelined her from any preparation for the draft as well. When she finally recovered, COVID-19 hit the United States, closing most indoor practice facilities.

On Monday, Molina wrote on Instagram that earning an opportunity to play in the WNBA has taken “a lot of hard work, dedication, and patience.”

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Molina will provide the Fever with depth at the guard position behind Julie Allemand and the recently-acquired Danielle Robinson.

Written by Ben Rosof

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