Q&A With Erin Thorn
By Ben York, PhoenixMercury.com
Posted: March 18, 2013
PhoenixMercury.com – Finish this sentence: I signed with the Phoenix Mercury because __________.
Erin Thorn – I signed with the Mercury because I have always felt my skill set would fit in their system.
PhoenixMercury.com – You've obviously played with great players in the past, but how excited are you to play with the likes of Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor, DeWanna Bonner, Candice Dupree, etc.?
Erin Thorn – I am very excited to alongside all the great players on the Mercury roster. I got to play with Candice in Chicago for one season, so I look forward to another couple. It is always fun to play with some of the best in the world; they make it so much easier for the rest of us.
PhoenixMercury.com – What kind of reputation does the Mercury have across the league?
Erin Thorn – From the outside looking in, Phoenix was always in a game. Even if they were down 20 points, the 3-ball could always bring the game within reach. And their running style always creates enough possessions to get back in a game.
PhoenixMercury.com – Mercury training camps have been notoriously tough for new players in terms of learning the up-tempo system. Does that excite you or make you nervous?
Erin Thorn – I know there will be a lot of running in training camp, but I always feel like I'm in pretty good shape. I'm more excited than anything. I can't wait to learn and play that up-tempo style. I may not be the fastest, but I can run for a long time!
PhoenixMercury.com – Have you spent much time in Phoenix?
Erin Thorn – I used to have cousins living in Mesa area and we visited them when I was younger. But I've only been to Phoenix for games during my time in the league. I am excited to get to know the city better.
PhoenixMercury.com – What do you anticipate your role being on the team?
Erin Thorn – My role on this team will be to knock down shots and take care of the ball. I will do whatever the coaches ask and whatever the team needs.
PhoenixMercury.com – What do you want Mercury fans to know about you?
Erin Thorn – To the Mercury fans, I am excited to join the family. I promise I will always leave everything I have on the floor. I look forward to an amazing summer together and a long run in the playoffs this fall!