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Storm Announces Final 2008 Roster

May 16, 2008


SEATTLE - Three former WNBA MVPs and five All-Stars highlight the final roster for the 2008 Seattle Storm. The Storm is also heading into the 2008 season under new leadership, from the local owners of Force 10 Hoops L.L.C., to the new coaching staff, led by head coach Brian Agler.

Returning players from the 2007 Storm season are All-Star Sue Bird, reigning WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson, forward Shyra Ely, guard Katie Gearlds, center Ashley Robinson and guard Tanisha Wright. Key additions to the roster are former league MVPs Yolanda Griffith and Sheryl Swoopes, along with former All-Star Swin Cash.

The Storm opens their ninth WNBA season at KeyArena against the Chicago Sky on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. PDT, with local radio coverage on Alternative Talk KKNW-AM 1150. On Tuesday, May 20, the Storm takes on the Sacramento Monarchs at 7:30 p.m. PDT at KeyArena on ESPN2, before traveling to play the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday, May 22 and the San Antonio Silver Stars on Saturday, May 24, which will be televised on ABC at 12:30 p.m. PDT.

 2008 Roster
NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
8 Kimberly Beck G 5-8 125 12/27/1985   George Washington R
10 Sue Bird G 5-9 150 10/16/1980   Connecticut '02 6
2 Swin Cash F 6-1 162 09/22/1979   Connecticut '02 6
0 Shyra Ely F 6-2 182 08/09/1983   Tennessee '05 3
4 Katie Gearlds G-F 6-1 184 10/26/1984   Purdue 1
13 Yolanda Griffith C-F 6-3 188 03/01/1970   Florida Atlantic '93 9
15 Lauren Jackson F-C 6-5 187 05/11/1981   Australia 7
26 Florina Pascalau C 6-4 187 01/19/1982   Romania R
43 Ashley Robinson C 6-4 180 08/12/1982   Tennessee 4
9 Kelly Santos F 6-3 188 11/10/1979   Brazil 2
22 Sheryl Swoopes F 6-0 145 03/25/1971   Texas Tech '93 10
30 Tanisha Wright G 5-11 165 11/29/1983   Penn State 3