NEW YORK, NY – September 8, 2015 – The New York Liberty announced today it has signed guard Erica Wheeler to a rest of season contract.
New York used the roster hardship provision to add Wheeler, after rookie point guard Brittany Boyd underwent surgery Friday to repair a fractured wrist. Boyd is expected to be out for 5-6 weeks.
Wheeler is in her first year in the WNBA. During the 2015 preseason, she signed a Training Camp contract with the Atlanta Dream, and appeared in 17 games averaging 4.5 points and 1.5 assists per game.
A former Rutgers University standout, the 2013 graduate scored 1,027-career points for the Scarlet Knights, and graduated ranked third in program history in 3-point field goals with 157. She has played internationally in Puerto Rico, Turkey and Brazil, most recently averaging 16.6 points and 4.4 assists per game for Recife in Brazil during the 2014-15 season.