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Cherokee basketball star joins ranks of WNBA


DALLAS – Cherokee Nation citizen Chelsea Dungee is living her dream, but would admittedly like to be living more of it.

The former guard for the University of Arkansas is now playing in the WNBA after being drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Wings. Through her first 10 games, her playing time totaled 37 minutes.

“I have the ability – the skill set to play in this league,” Dungee said. “I do great in practice. But the mentality has to change. It’s hard to go from playing 40 minutes, running the show, it being about you and leading the team, to finding a new role. It can be hard to find that role sometimes. I’m in the process of that.”


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