With the second half of the 2012 season right around the corner in the WNBA the depleted Phoenix Mercury have signed another player to fill a void. In this years training camp Arizona State University alum Dymond Simon was brought in after going undrafted.
With both Charde Houston and Candice Dupree out for the season after undergoing surgery Simon slides in as a roster exemption. The team has one more to fill if they choose to.
Simon did not make the cut to start the season, but she has signed a seven day contract that will begin on August 16th when the team visits the Seattle Storm. This contract will allow Simon three chances including the Seattle game and two home games against San Antonio and New York to make an impression on the coaching staff.
This addition is a familiar one with the current roster because of playing together in training camp. She is an Arizona native from Phoenix who attended Saint Mary's High School. With ASU she was a standout guard who everyone was rooting for to make the team.
The back court is a little crowded now with Samantha Prahalis, Alexis Hornbuckle, Alexis Gray-Lawson, and DeWanna Bonner taking the bulk of the minutes there.