Gustafson receives second chance with Dallas Wings

Iowa fans were a bit shocked several weeks ago when they heard that former Hawkeye All-American Megan Gustafson had been waived by the WNBA team that had just drafted her.

The Wings were granted the opportunity to bring Gustafson back because of multiple factors affecting their 12-player roster.

The Wings announced on June 13 they had re-signed Gustafson after a slew of losses ravaged the roster. Tayler Hill will undergo knee surgery within the next few days.

"Clearly the decision to bring her in was based on the roster challenges we're now facing and the number of bodies we now have available to play", Wings President and GM Bibb told The Dallas Morning News via phone.

After the Wings' game on June 8, Glory Johnson is headed to Eurobasket to compete for Montenegro. She won The Associated Press women's college basketball player of the year award.

Since releasing Gustafson, the Wings haven't exactly lit the world on fire. Gustafson had planned on playing for Iowa United in The Basketball Tournament later this summer. She landed in Dallas on Thursday and will be in uniform for the game against Indiana.

"There was a possibility if we didn't sign someone we could be down to seven players after Saturday", Bibb said.

"As bodies get healthy and players return, we'll have some decisions to make down the road". "I told her on the phone that she has a second chance now and can make it hard for us to make a decision later on".