Las Vegas (April 22, 2020)—Las Vegas Aces General Manager Dan Padover announced today that the team has re-signed three-time All-Star center Liz Cambage.
“Last year, the Aces and Liz took a chance on one another, and it worked out better than we both could have imagined” said Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Bill Laimbeer. “Liz continues to be one of the marquee players in the world, and we are excited to have her back in an Aces uniform as we continue our quest for a championship.”
“Last season was special—one where I fell in love with this team, my teammates, Las Vegas, and everyone at the Aces and MGM who help make us feel like one big family,” said Cambage. “I am lucky to be a part of this amazing organization, and am so excited to continue my journey here. I can’t wait to get back to Vegas and feel the love and support from the best fans in the WNBA.”
The Aces originally acquired the 6-8 Olympian on May 16, 2019 in a trade that saw Las Vegas send two players and its 2020 first and second round draft picks to the Dallas Wings.
Last season, Cambage was named to her third All-Star Team, as well as to the All-WNBA Second Team after finishing the year ranked 10th in the league in scoring (15.9 ppg), seventh in rebounding (8.2 rpg), 11th in field goal percentage (.504), and sixth in blocked shots (1.59).
She was even more impressive in the Aces’ 2019 postseason run where she averaged 23.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.80 blocked shots while connecting on 54.9 percent of her shots from the field in five games.
During her four-year WNBA career, Cambage averages 16.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.56 blocked shots, while making 54.4 percent of her field goal attempts. She holds the WNBA record for points in a game with 53 against the New York Liberty on July 17, 2018.
Cambage entered the WNBA at the age of 19 when the Tulsa Shock made her the second overall pick of the 2011 WNBA Draft. As a rookie, she averaged 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while playing 20.0 minutes per game, earning a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, as well as the WNBA All-Rookie Team.
The Australian native sat out the 2012 season to train with her national team and participate in that year’s Olympic Games. Cambage helped the Opals to the bronze medal, averaging 13.6 points and 5.6 rebounds while connecting on 59.5 percent of her field goal attempts.
She returned to the W in 2013, and averaged 16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Shock, while making 56.1 percent of her shots from the field.
At the 2016 Olympic Games, Cambage averaged 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while hitting 58 percent of her shots.
In 2018, she returned to the WNBA after a four-year absence, helping the Wings (formerly the Tulsa Shock) to the playoffs. Her scoring average of 23.0 points per game in 2018 was the seventh highest in the history of the league.
Cambage has also played professionally in her native Australia, and in China.