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Report: Former Nole Gillespie to sit out 2020 WNBA season

Florida State head coach Sue Semrau greets player Kiah Gillespie (15) on the sideline during a timeout in an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 97-70. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
Florida State head coach Sue Semrau greets player Kiah Gillespie (15) on the sideline during a timeout in an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 97-70. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)(WCTV)
Published: May. 26, 2020 at 6:05 PM EDT
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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports

May 26, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Former Florida State standout Kiah Gillespie has announced she will be sitting out the 2020 WNBA season, allowing the Chicago Sky to retain her rights for the 2021 campaign,

Per the Sun-Times report, Gillespie will be able to still play this year with an international team.

FSU confirmed Gillespie's decision, citing her Instagram story, reiterating that she has not been waived by the Sky and that she plans to play in 2021.

In her final season with the Seminoles, Gillespie averaged 15.6 points per game and 8.7 rebounds a game, both team highs.

The 2020 WNBA season has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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