Storm Adds Terry and Thomas to Training Camp Roster


March 19, 2009
- Seattle Storm Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Brian Agler announced today the addition of 6-3 center Kasha Terry and 5-9 guard Melanie Thomas to the Storm�s 2009 training camp roster.

Terry, selected by the Indiana Fever in the second round (26th overall pick) of the 2006 WNBA Draft, played in 20 games for the Atlanta Dream and two games for the Indiana Fever in 2008, averaging 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Terry holds career averages of 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in three WNBA seasons. The Georgia Tech graduate was a member of the All-ACC Tournament team in 2005 and an All-ACC Rookie team honorable mention in 2003.

Thomas is currently averaging 22.3 points (fourth in Basketball Ireland�s SuperLeague), 5.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game for the Bausch and Lomb Waterford Wildcats. She played four seasons � from 2004 to 2008 � for the UConn Huskies, averaging 9.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. In 2007, Thomas played for the U.S. Pan American Games team, which won the gold medal, and was named the Big East�s Most Improved Player. Thomas was also a Big East Academic All-Star in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and earned Big East honorable mention honors in 2006.

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The Seattle Storm will open its 2009 WNBA schedule on Saturday, June 6 in a 1 p.m. matchup versus the Monarchs at ARCO Arena in Sacramento. The Storm returns to Seattle on Sunday, June 7 for its first KeyArena home game at 6 p.m., also against the Monarchs. The team�s June 7, 2009 home opener falls on the 10th anniversary of the city of Seattle being selected as one of four cities to receive a WNBA expansion team in 2000.

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