Storm Trades for WNBA All-Star Swin Cash

February 19, 2008
- The Seattle Storm announced today the acquisition of two-time WNBA champion and two-time WNBA All Star Swin Cash. Cash was acquired from the Detroit Shock in exchange for the No. 4 pick in the April 9 WNBA Draft.

Cash, a 6-1 forward, has averaged 12.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists during her six-year WNBA career, all as a starter in Detroit. The second overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft out of Connecticut behind new teammate Sue Bird, Cash averaged 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists during the 2007 season for the Shock. She was a member of the 2003 and 2006 WNBA champion Detroit Shock teams .

“Having Swin on our roster is a huge boost going into this season,” said Storm Head Coach Brian Agler. “She brings great scoring ability, but also tremendous experience. Her playoff experience and championships are exactly the kind of attributes we’re looking for. We’re excited about camp opening this spring with Swin in a Storm uniform.”

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A member of the 2004 gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team, Cash also was a two-time NCAA Champion in 2000 and 2002 at the University of Connecticut, and was named to the Kodak All-American first team in 2002.

“I'm really happy to be in Seattle and I look forward to the upcoming season,” Cash said. “Playing with Sue and Lauren (Jackson) is going to be exciting for me. I'm also looking forward to playing for Coach Agler. He brings a lot of experience to the women's game, and I'm happy to be playing for him in Seattle.”