SEATTLE – Seattle Storm forward Ramu Tokashiki will miss two Storm games to fulfill her Olympic Team duties. Tokashiki will represent Japan in the 2016 Olympics and will miss the Storm games on Wednesday, July 20 vs. San Antonio and Friday, July 22 at Minnesota.
“We wish Taku all the best as she prepares for the Rio Olympics, and can’t wait to cheer her on in August,” said Storm President & GM Alisha Valavanis.
After being named to the WNBA’s All-Rookie team in 2015, Tokashiki is averaging 4.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 11.3 minutes per game in her second season with the Storm. When she signed with Seattle ahead of the 2015 season, Tokashiki became the third Japanese player to make a WNBA roster.
This will mark the first Olympic appearance for Tokashiki, a three-time Most Valuable Player in Japan’s WJBL. The 25-year-old previously led her National Team to titles at the 2013 and 2015 FIBA Asia Championships, where she also earned MVP honors.