2004 in Review: Trina Frierson
The Seattle Storm drafted Trina Frierson knowing that her contributions as a rookie would be limited. Of course, that's the case with any player drafted onto a championship contender in the middle of the second round - especially by a coach not known for throwing rookies into the fire - but it was particularly the case with Frierson because of a torn knee ligament that required surgery just days after Frierson signed with the Storm.
Frierson's rehabilitation cost her all of training camp and the early part of the season. She was way behind in the limited practices the Storm did have during the season because she was forced to make any number of adjustments: getting back in the flow of the game after sitting out; adjusting to the WNBA from college; adjusting to playing power forward against bigger defensive players and learning the Storm's playbook. Still, Frierson demonstrated the ability to capably play the high post during practice.
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Frierson finished the regular season on the injured list with chronic left knee effusion and was not active during the playoffs.
While Frierson's spot on the roster is not guaranteed, her rookie salary will give her a good shot at making the roster next season. She's gaining the experience Donovan felt she needed while playing for Real Canoe in Spain. Through four games, Frierson is averaging 8.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. In her debut, Frierson had 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 70-68 win over Acis-Sufi Leon.
- Kevin Pelton, storm.wnba.com