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Former Rutgers stars performing well in the WNBA



Former Rutgers teammates Betnijah Laney (44) and Kahleah Copper (2) playing against each other during a WNBA playoff game last season. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers women’s basketball currently has four former players active in the WNBA this season. Here is a review of how all five Scarlet Knights are performing.

Kahleah Copper – Chicago Sky

Copper is proving once again to be one of the best players in the WNBA. Through 15 games, she leads the Sky in scoring and is currently 16th in the league at 16.5 points per game. She is also 27th overall in averaging 5.3 rebounds per game. Copper is also 12th in the league in three-point shooting at 41.5% in making 22 of 53 attempts. At 31.3 minutes per game, Copper is averaging the 17th most in the league.

Betnijah Laney – New York Liberty

Laney continues to play well as a starter for the Liberty. In 14 games, she is averaging 10.4 points on 45.4% shooting along with 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 27.9 minutes per game. Laney is sixth overall in the WNBA in three-point shooting at 43.1% in making 22 of 51 attempts. She is also shooting 83.3% from the foul line.

Erica Wheeler – Indiana Fever

Wheeler’s journey has been of perseverance and she continues to play well as a starter in her eighth WNBA season. In 15 games, she is averaging 8.9 points, 5.1 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game. Wheeler is ninth in the league in assists, is shooting 33.3% from behind the arc in making 14 of 42 attempts and shooting 77.8% from the foul line.

Epiphanny Prince – New York Liberty

The former Rutgers star is in her 14th WNBA season but has played just four games so far this year. She did just player her best game of the season this past Thursday in scoring 8 points in just seven minutes of action.

**Arella Guirantes – Seattle Storm

Guirantes was in her second WNBA season before getting cut on Thursday. She averaged 1.7 points in 5.3 minutes per game for the Seattle Storm over nine appearances. Hopefully, she lands somewhere else soon.

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