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Catchings re-signed by Fever to four-year deal

Thursday, February 28, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Five-time WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings has agreed to a contract that will keep her with the Indiana Fever through 2011.

Terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed.

"Tamika is the cornerstone of our franchise," Fever general manager Kelly Krauskopf said in a statement on the team's Web site.

"She has a tireless work ethic which is demonstrated through her improved play every season," he added. "I am proud to have her as a member of this franchise."

The 6-foot-1, 28-year-old Catchings was the Fever's top draft pick in 2001 and the 2002 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She made the league maximum in 2007, which is more than $90,000.

Catchings averaged 16.9 points and led the team in scoring, rebounds, steals and assists for the sixth straight season last year. But she tore the Achilles tendon in her right foot during the playoffs, and team officials have said she may not be ready for the season's start in May.

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