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Las Vegas Aces guard Sydney Colson (51) takes a selfie during the Las Vegas Aces championship rally at Toshiba Plaza Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. The Aces became back-to-back WNBA national champions after beating the New York Liberty in Game 4 on Wednesday.

The Aces have prioritized bringing back their own free agents to open the new league year, signing guard Sydney Colson to a two-year deal, the team announced today.

The 34-year-old Colson stays with the franchise she’s spent seven seasons with, including the last two that resulted in back-to-back WNBA championships. Colson has averaged 3.1 points and 1.9 assists in six seasons with San Antonio and Las Vegas.

“I’m excited to re-sign with the Aces because I love this organization and I truly feel like we’re a team in every sense of the word,” Colson said. “Every year I play in this league is a blessing, and I hope every player, no matter what their role is, understands that.”

Known for her sense of humor and antics around teammates, Colson has shown value whenever her name is called.

Colson played 15 important minutes in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against the New York Liberty in October. With the Aces missing Chelsea Gray, Kiah Stokes and Candace Parker, Colson was a game-best plus-17 when she was on the court.

In addition to bringing back Colson, the Aces made official their signing of center Stokes, which was first reported Wednesday. The Aces also signed center Megan Gustafson to a two-year deal.

The Aces also confirmed they are not bringing back reserve forwards Cayla George and Alaina Coates. George started that championship-clinching Game 4 and scored 11 points. Coates, the No. 2 pick from the 2017 WNBA Draft, was signed to a hardship contract following Parker’s foot surgery in July.

As for Parker, there is obvious interest for the Aces to bring back the two-time MVP. Parker played 18 games with the Aces last season before missing the final three months. Parker has not ruled out returning, saying that she will play as long as she’s healthy.

Danny Webster can be reached at 702-259-8814 or [email protected]. Follow Danny on X at twitter.com/DannyWebster21.

Article written by #LasVegasSun

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