Erin Thorn: “From Three….Got It”
Erin’s ability to hit the three-point shot made her a big time threat on the perimeter for the Sky this season. Averaging 5.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game, Thorn was able to spread the court, clear out the middle, and remain productive from the field. Her shooting was good from the field, great from three, but it was the best from the free throw line. Thorn missed just one free throw the entire season shooting 94.7% from the line.
The 74-73 win over New York on August 28 best showcases what Thorn can do. In this narrow victory, Thorn shot 7-of-11 from the field and was 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. She played 27 minutes, scored 17 points, and tallied four assists. Without her efforts, the game could have gone in a completely different direction.
Besides her physical abilities, Thorn’s experience and knowledge helped this young Sky team to success and on many occasions Thorn was asked to step in and undertake a bigger role handling and distributing the ball as well as continuing to be the perimeter threat. After nine years in the league, Thorn is the example of veteran savvy.
“Wanting to have the ball, reading things, I think her knowledge helps when she gets a little bit rattled,” said head coach Pokey Chatman after the New York win. “Bottom line is she knocked down some pretty big shots for us and kept us in transition.”