WNBA team Chicago Sky drops Australian Shyla Heal after four games
Top Australian basketball prospect Shyla Heal has been discarded by her WNBA team after only two weeks.
The Chicago Sky exchanged Heal to the Dallas Wings with extra draft resources in exchange for another point guard, Dana Evans.
Heal was then deferred by Dallas.
Heal’s dad, previous Boomers guard Shane Heal, posted via social media saying it was a “tough break” after two practice sessions.
“The team lost five straight home games so they cut two first-round picks,” he said.
“Great experience that will make her even tougher.
“It’s a business there. Super proud and know she will kill it there.”
Evans, the player Heal was exchanged for, is three years older than Heal yet was drafted five spots later in April, at position 13.
Heal has battled in restricted minutes across four matches with the Sky, averaging two points and 0.8 assists but also 2.5 turnovers.
She missed training camp and just joined the team two weeks ago.
Heal averaged 16.7 points and 3.4 assists per game for Townsville in the WNBL last season.
She has signed for the Sydney Uni Flames for the coming WNBL season.