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San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - The San Antonio Silver Stars re-signedguard Jia Perkins to a multi-year contract on Monday.

Perkins, 30, was the leading scorer off the bench for San Antonio the past twoseasons. Last year, she averaged 10.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists pergame, and finished ninth in the WNBA in steals with 1.60 per contest.

"We are excited to have Jia continue to be a vital part of the Silver Starsfamily moving forward," Silver Stars coach and general manager Dan Hughessaid. "She has been very effective in whatever role she has been asked to playfor us over the past two seasons. She is a true professional."

In nine seasons with Charlotte (2004-05), Chicago (2006-10) and San Antonio,Perkins owns career averages of 11.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and1.6 steals per game. Her 415 total steals ranks 19th all-time.

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