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Liz Cambage ends five-year break from WNBA

Australian basketball superstar Liz Cambage has made her long-awaited return to the WNBA, where she will link up with former Opal Erin Phillips.

Dallas Wings on Tuesday announced the signing of the two-time Olympian, saying they were delighted to secure the signature of "one of the best players in the world."

"Liz is one of the best players in the world and her return to our organisation will greatly improve our basketball team," Dallas President Greg Bibb said.

The 2011 WNBA draft No.2 pick hasn't played in the US league since 2013 when she left Tulsa Shock after just two seasons.

As the 2.03-metre centre toiled in Australia's WNBL and China's WCBA, Tulsa moved to Texas and became the Wings where Phillips is an assistant coach.

The 26-year-old Cambage finished as the top scorer in the WNBL this season and, after leading the Melbourne Boomers to the WNBL final series, was named runner-up in the league's MVP.

"Liz is a triple-threat player who can shoot, pass and defend inside the paint extremely well," said Wings head coach Fred Williams.

She will officially be introduced by the club at a press conference later this month.