LAS VEGAS, NV (June 20, 2018)—Las Vegas Aces guard Moriah Jefferson, who hasn’t played in a WNBA game since last August 12 due to a knee injury, was cleared for practice this week, and will take part in her first practice of the year on Thursday, June 21 at Mandalay Bay Events Center from 11 am – 1 pm PT.
Following a collegiate carer that saw Jefferson win four national championships at UConn, the Dallas, Texas native was selected by the San Antonio Stars with the second overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft. She rewarded the Stars with an All-Rookie Team effort, starting all 34 games, and averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 assists per game, while draining 37.5 percent of her three-point field goal attempts.
During her sophomore season in the W, Jefferson was limited to 21 games due to her knee injury. She still averaged 4.4 assists per game, and made 45.0 percent of her shots from long distance, but San Antonio shut her down with five games to go in the season.
Jefferson was the first member of the Aces to make the move to Las Vegas, making appearances in the community beginning in January of 2018. She has missed 13 regular season games this season, as the Aces have posted a 4-9 record. Three of those four victories have come in the team’s last five games, and each of those three wins came on the road.
Most recently, Las Vegas upended the Seattle Storm, 89-77, behind a 25-point, 16-rebound effort from rookie of the year and MVP candidate A’ja Wilson.
Although she is cleared to practice, Jefferson is listed as doubtful for Friday’s game against the Liberty.