LAS VEGAS (May 25, 2019)—“I don’t think I’ve been so happy in a long time,” Las Vegas Aces point guard Kelsey Plum told High Post Hoops after her first day back in practice with the team.
“I’m excited to be back. I love these girls. I love playing for Bill [Laimbeer]. I know there’s a lot of hype around this season, so it should be a lot of fun.”
Excited might even be an understatement.
A team official told High Post Hoops that Plum had sent a text message asking for the Aces playbook in the midst of a championship celebration with overseas club Fenerbache. After clinching that title on a Wednesday, Plum hopped right on a plane to get to Las Vegas the following evening in order to join the team in practice on Friday.
Plum went straight to get a physical after landing in Vegas that Thursday and got back to her hotel by 11 PM that evening. She got some blood work done in the morning then was right back to work on the practice floor with the Aces.