Former Mizzou Tiger Christine Flores signs deal with San Antonio

By Elaine Stockdale

The San Antonio Silver Stars have signed former Missouri forward and Texas native Christine Flores. The 2013 season deal was announced today by general manager Dan Hughes. Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed.

Flores was selected 30th overall by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2012 WNBA draft. The 6-foot-3-inch forward had an impressive career at Mizzou, finishing as the Tiger’s all-time leader in blocks (209) and also setting the record for blocks in a single game (10) and in a single season (93).

Flores signed with Israel’s Galil Elion in July 2012 to begin her international career. While overseas, Flores averaged 16.5 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 blocks in 19 Israeli League games.

The 22-year-old was selected into the All-Big 12 Second Team as a Missouri senior in 2011 and also represented USA Basketball that same year as a member of the Women’s Pan American Games team. In 2012, Flores ranked second in the Big 12 conference, averaging 3.0 blocks and 16.9 points per game.

Flores played in 27 games as a freshman, 30 games as a sophomore and 30 games as a junior for the Tigers. She managed 1,312 points in her collegiate career, ranking 15th all time at Missouri.

She also set records for Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas with an all-time scoring record of 1,998 points. She was named the 2007 Express-News Area Player of the Year.

The Silver Stars begin their 2013 season against the defending-champion Indiana Fever on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

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