Atlanta Dream in full court press

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With the start of the season just weeks away, the Atlanta Dream is in high gear.

This week proved pretty typical: On Tuesday, account executives continued their push for season ticket holders by stopping at an Atlanta Pride event where basketball fans were gathered to watch the NCAA women’s national championship.

On Wednesday, team executives selected Tamera Young in the first round of the WNBA Draft and closed a deal that put Camille Little and Chioma Nnamaka on the roster. On Thursday, the Dream introduced the new players to fans during a press conference.

Next week, on April 15, the team will hold open tryouts just days before opening training camp on April 20. If you think you have game, bring it to the day-long session. It’s open to the public.

Other key dates include April 27 (preseason games begin), May 17 (Dream season opens) and May 23 (first home game at Philips Arena). The team acquired the building blocks for the franchise in February during the expansion draft by adding several players, including Katie Feenstra (photo), a 6-foot 8-inch center.

At the viewing party, the Dream found a pretty receptive audience, which I chronicle in my Southern Voice sports column. Read the full story.

The Dream also released the franchise’s first radio spots. Listen to the 30-second ad or the 60-second spot.

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