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Former WNBA Rookie of the Year, Finals MVP Joins Tulsa Shock

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The Tulsa Shock made another roster move Friday, adding former WNBA champion and WNBA Finals MVP Betty Lennox to the team.

Lennox, a native of Hugo, Oklahoma who participated in Tulsa's training camp earlier this season, played ten minutes in the Shock's pre-season game against Seattle, but did not score.

She's coming back from a knee injury that sidelined her for much of the 2010 season when she was playing with the Los Angeles Sparks.

"I think Betty will bring the ability to score to our young team this season," said Interim Head Coach Teresa Edwards. "She has proven ability to take over a game if necessary and that's what we are hoping she will do for us this season."

In eleven WNBA seasons, Lennox has career averages of 12.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and one steal per game. Her best season came in 2008, when she averaged 17.5 points per game for the Atlanta Dream.

Lennox was the WNBA's Rookie of the Year in 2000 with Minnesota, averaging 16.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. She was drafted by the Lynx with the sixth overall pick in the 2000 WNBA Draft.

To make room for Lennox on the roster, the Shock waived Chastity Reed, the team's third round draft pick, who was averaging 3.5 points per game this season.

The Shock is 1-and-12 and will host Lennox's former team, the Los Angeles Sparks, Friday night at 7 p.m. at the BOK Center.

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