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Seattle Completes Trade with Phoenix, Acquires Noelle Quinn

Storm Sends Rights to Angel Robinson to the Mercury

SEATTLE – The Seattle Storm has finalized a deal with the Phoenix Mercury that will bring guard Noelle Quinn back to Seattle. As part of the trade, Seattle will send the rights to Angel Robinson to Phoenix.

“Noelle will add versatility, depth and valuable experience to our backcourt”, said Storm President & GM Alisha Valavanis. “With 10 years of experience competiting in the WNBA, and her familiarity with [head coach] Jenny Boucek, she will have an immediate impact on our team. We’re looking forward to having Noelle back in Seattle.”

Quinn, a ten-year veteran in the WNBA, played for the Storm during the 2013 and 2014 seasons before signing with Phoenix prior to the 2015 campaign. Averaging 5.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for her career, Quinn has played in all 34 games in five seasons, including 2015 with the Mercury.
A native of Torrance, Calif., Quinn was drafted fourth overall by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2007 WNBA Draft following a standout collegiate career at UCLA.

Robinson played one season for the Storm, 2014, and averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 25 games during that campaign.

In separate moves today, Seattle has waived rookie guard Blake Dietrick and center Markeisha Gatling.

Dietrick, who made the Storm roster after signing with the franchise as a free agent prior to training camp, saw limited minutes in two games this season. A native of Wellesley, Mass., Dietrick competed overseas with Cestistica Orvieto in Italy before signing with the Storm.

Gatling, in her second season in with the Storm and third in the WNBA, played in 11 games for the Storm this season, averaging 5.8 per contest. Drafted by the Chicago Sky 10th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft, Gatling has career averages of 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

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