In an interview for the Double Clutch podcast, former Tennessee Lady Vol standout Isabelle Harrison said “they’re expecting my arrival”, when asked about her return to the Las Vegas Aces.
Harrison didn’t play in the WNBA last season for personal medical reasons, and it was unclear whether she would return.
A source previously said to Double Clutch that they had “heard something” about the Aces being keen on Harrison’s return, but on the podcast, she said how excited she was to get back on a US basketball court: “Ever since I came overseas, my number one goal was to be back in the WNBA this summer. So, that’s the plan. If that’s breaking any news, that’s good – it’s all positive news, being with Bill and being with the rest of the girls.”
Harrison played with the Stars franchise during its final season in San Antonio before the team was acquired by MGM Resorts. She said: “We had such a good team in San Antonio, but literally the whole team just travelled to Las Vegas. So give or take a few players, most of the people who were there are still there. It feels like a San Antonio reunion.
“[Kelsey Plum] was good during her first year. A lot of people had hopes for her, and I think she did. She didn’t crumble man, she worked hard to prove a lot of people wrong. And then she came overseas and killed it.”
Some things have changed for the team, and it is now being built around last year’s number one draft pick A’ja Wilson. But the frontcourt of Wilson and Harrison could be reminiscent of Head Coach and GM Bill Laimbeer’s days with the Detroit Pistons.
On the pairing, Harrison said: “[Wilson] is from the SEC, I can get down with anybody from the SEC.”
Be sure to download the Double Clutch podcast for the full interview.
Feature photo – FIBA Media / ZVVZ USK Praha / Double Clutch illustration