Reshanda Gray Waived, Marine Johannés and Han Xu to Remain Overseas in 2020
NEW YORK– May 26, 2020 –The New York Liberty announced today that the team has waived forward Reshanda Gray.
“On behalf of the New York Liberty organization, I would like to thank Reshanda for being a true and consistent competitor as shown night in and night out in front of New York Liberty fans last season,” said Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb. “We wish her the best moving forward.”
Gray, a 6-2 forward reentered the WNBA for the first time in three seasons, joining the Liberty in 2019. She appeared in 34 games, starting in ten and averaging 5.2 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Additionally, Chinese center Han Xu and French guard Marine Johannés will remain overseas for the 2020 season and join the team in 2021.
In light of game scheduling changes in her home country due to COVID-19, Han is unable to report for the 2020 WNBA season. Similarly, Johannés will not report for personal reasons. The team remains in close contact with them and looks forward to welcoming them back for the 2021 season.
Johannés, a 5-10 guard, joined the Liberty in 2019 after her overseas commitments. She appeared in 19 games during her rookie WNBA season averaging 7.7 points and 2.4 assists per game.
Han was drafted 14th overall by New York in 2019. The 6-9 center appeared in 18 games averaging 3.0 points and 0.8 rebounds per game during her rookie campaign.
The WNBA announced on April 3 that the 2020 training camp and regular season will be postponed as developments continue to emerge around the COVID-19 pandemic. The league continues scenario-planning for new start dates and innovative formats.