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Storm Re-Signs Iziane Castro Marques

April 21, 2006

Castro Marques
SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm today re-signed 6-0 forward Iziane Castro Marques to a contract, Storm Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Anne Donovan announced.

Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

During the 2005 WNBA season Castro Marques appeared in 33 games, starting 32 times, and averaged career highs in points (8.2), rebounds (2.9), assists (1.5) and minutes (26.6). She ranked 14th in the league in free-throw percentage (.808) and scored in double figures nine times, leading the Storm in scoring twice. Castro Marques scored a career-high 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting on July 19 vs. New York.

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Castro Marques originally signed with the Miami Sol on April 25, 2002. During the 2002 WNBA season she played as the league’s second-youngest player at only 20 years of age. She signed with the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent on April 15, 2003 and was waived on May 19, 2004.

The Storm will open their 2006 season against Western Conference rival Los Angeles at KeyArena on Sunday, May 21 at 6 p.m. The following Tuesday, May 23, Seattle will host the Houston Comets at 8 p.m. at the Key. The Storm vs. Comets game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.