Kylee Shook To Sit Out 2022 WNBA Season

NEW YORK MAY 2, 2022 – The New York Liberty today announced that center Kylee Shook will miss the 2022 WNBA season due to personal reasons and her contract will be suspended. Out of respect of her privacy, Kylee will not be taking media interviews.

Shook, the Liberty’s No. 13 overall selection in 2020 from Louisville, averaged five points, 3.5 rebounds, one assist and 17.1 minutes through her first 50 career games while shooting a combined 44.6% (103-231) from the field and 34.6% (27-78) from three.

“I have the utmost respect for Kylee. I know that she did not come to this decision easily and while she loves her teammates, the New York Liberty organization, as well as our fans, basketball needs to be secondary for her right now,” said Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb. “We all have our own journey and this decision is part of Kylee’s and we support her 100 percent.”

The New York Liberty will tip off their 2022 season at Barclays Center on May 7 at 6 p.m. ET against the Connecticut Sun on ESPN.