Las Vegas Aces Re-Sign Two-Time WNBA Champion Guard Sydney Colson

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Feb. 1, 2024)—Las Vegas Aces general manager Natalie Williams announced today that the team has re-signed 5-8 guard Sydney Colson, who provided a spark off the bench over the Aces WNBA championship runs in 2022 and 2023.

“We are excited to have the face of the league, Sydney Colson, back in our Aces camp,” said Williams. “There is only light and laughter when she is around. Sydney practices and competes with intensity every day, she is a true pro. We look forward to having her leadership and fun back in camp.”

“I’m excited to re-sign with the Aces because I love this organization and I truly feel like we’re a team in every sense of the word,” said Colson. “Every year I play in this league is a blessing and I hope every player, no matter what their role is, understands that. I don’t take anything for granted because I know the days of giving these quotes are limited. But until that day comes, I’m all in!”

Colson is in her third stint with the franchise—2015-17 in San Antonio, and 2019 and 2022-present with Las Vegas. In the decisive Game 4 of the 2023 WNBA Finals, the Aces were without three injured starters—Candace Parker, Chelsea Gray and Kiah Stokes. Colson stepped in and played a season-high 15 minutes, finishing with a game-high +/- of +17.

In six seasons with the franchise, Colson has averaged 3.1 points and 1.9 assists in over 175 games.

Originally selected by the Connecticut Sun in the second round (No. 16 overall) in the 2011 WNBA Draft, Colson was traded to New York that same day, and went on to play in 16 games for the Liberty as a rookie. She was waived during training camp in 2012, and waited until the 2015 season to make her way back to the W, signing as a free agent with San Antonio. In three years with the Stars, Colson averaged 3.9 points, and 2.5 assists in 96 games.

The Texas A&M graduate and 2011 NCAA Tournament champion was in the Aces training camp in 2018, but was waived on May 17. She went on to sign with the Minnesota Lynx, but returned to Las Vegas the following year. Colson averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 for the Aces that season, while making 45.0 percent of her 3-pointers. In 2019, she signed with Chicago as a free agent, appearing in 17 games.

During the 2021-22 offseason, Colson helped launch the inaugural season of the Athletes Unlimited new basketball league. Not only did she play in the league, but Colson served on its Player Executive Committee. Colson is preparing for her third season with AU, which tips-off February 29 in Dallas.