WNBA Free Agency: Dallas Wings sign Tierra McEwan to deal

The Texan native brought some much-needed energy and dominance at the winger position, helping to surge into the playoffs last season

DALLAS – Free Agency has brought about some major changes across the WNBA over the past week! But there is one guarantee. Dallas Suites They rely on their star center Teaira McCowan.

The team announced Monday that McCowan, who was acquired by the Wings in a deal with Indiana Fever last season, has now been signed to a multi-year deal with the team.

The Brenham, Texas native brought some much-needed energy and dominance at the wing position last season, helping to increase last season’s run in the playoffs.

“We are pleased to have Tierra reached an agreement that will keep her in the Dallas Wings for the foreseeable future,” said Greg Bibb, President and CEO of the Dallas Wings, in a press release.

“When we acquired Teaira last year, the vision was to bring her to Dallas for the long term. I am delighted that we were able to reach an agreement with her that will allow her to continue her career with the Wings organization for years to come. We share Teaira’s enthusiasm when she called home in Dallas.”

McCown has been a great addition to the Wings organization since she went to court. She was named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month for August, making her the first player to be honored with the title since the franchise moved to Dallas.

In August, McCowan posted four double-doubles, averaged 17.4 points and 11.6 rebounds, and shot 55% from the field.

Overall last season, McCowan appeared in 33 games, averaged 11 points and seven innings, and hit 60.2% on her shots, sixth highest in the WNBA.

Against the reigning WNBA champions, the Las Vegas Aces, McCowan made franchise history when he recorded 10 offensive rebounds in a single game in an August game.

“I’m so excited to continue playing in the Wings organization and be able to call Dallas home for years to come, because that’s where I’ve wanted to be all along,” McEwan said in a press release. “I think we are putting something special together here in Dallas and I can’t wait to meet my teammates and compete for the WNBA Championships.”

Something really special… In January, the Wings pulled off an impressive three-team deal, acquiring two-time WNBA All-Star and three-time WNBA Champion Natasha Howard, as well as the playing rights to WNBA Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield.

With new pieces, and maybe more with what free agency looks like, the Wings are hoping to be one of the top competitors this coming season.

McEwan is currently playing abroad for Galatasaray in Istanbul, Turkey and tearing up the boards. She averaged 16.5 points and 10.2 rebounds in the Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League.

McCowan also plays for the Turkey National Team in the EuroBasket Qualifying Tournament, where she averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and shooting 72.7% from the field.

During her career, McCowan appeared in 121 games, starting 64 of them. She averaged about 11 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks over her four years in the WNBA. Prior to joining the Wings, she spent three years with the Indiana Fever, where she tallied the franchise’s two highest marks: rebounds in a single season (308 in 2021 and 305 in 2019).

McCowan was the third overall pick by Fever out of Mississippi State in the 2019 WNBA Draft.

Don’t miss out on kicking off the 2023 WNBA season with the Wings. They will open their season on Saturday, May 20 against the Atlanta Dream. Get a tip in their backyard at College Park Center in Arlington.

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