Storm Center Janell Burse to Sit Out 2008 Season

May 6, 2008
- Seattle Storm center Janell Burse will miss the entire 2008 season, team officials announced today.

“We will definitely miss Janell but respect her decision to sit out this season,” Storm Head Coach Brian Agler said. “I am looking forward to coaching her next season.”

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Burse averaged 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during the 2007 season. She set a WNBA record for rebounds in a half with 16 in the first half, and rebounds in a quarter with 10 against the Phoenix Mercury on May 23, 2007. The 2006 runner-up for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player award has averaged 8.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over four seasons with the Storm.

“We are disappointed but support Janell’s decision,” Storm CEO Karen Bryant said. “We wish her the best this season and look forward to seeing her back in Seattle in 2009.”