It seemed fated that Liberty University graduate Avery Warley-Talbert would find her professional home with the WNBA’s New York Liberty. The Washington, D.C. native is one of the team’s constants — in training, in passion, in attitude. Her commitment to her personal game is evident in the off hours as much as on, focusing on the details: physicality, mentality and the intangibles. Warley-Talbert represents the undercurrent of the Liberty’s tenacity, and that is, dedication.
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