WNBA’s Fever sign former Lady Bulldogs player Hassell

INDIANAPOLIS — The injury-depleted Indiana Fever signed former Georgia women’s basketball player Jasmine Hassell on Friday as a replacement player.

Hassell replaced injured center Jessica Davenport, who has a stress fracture in her lower left leg and is slated to have surgery later this month that will keep her out for the rest of the season.

The defending WNBA champions have started 1-5 after losing Davenport, guard Katie Douglas with a bulging disc in her lower back, guard Erin Phillips with a torn right meniscus and guard Jeanette Pohlen with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. Those four players combined for 60 starts during the regular season and playoffs in Indiana’s title-winning season.

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