Howard, Langhorne Ready to Get Started in 2018 Season

By Wyatt Yearout

The Seattle Storm continued to progress in training camp as the first preseason game is now just two days away.

Seattle tips off the preseason on Tuesday, May 8 at KeyArena against the Phoenix Mercury at noon PT.



Over the last few days, the Storm has continued to add more and more elements to practice, transitioning to a lot of offensive work after starting camp with a defensive emphasis.

Forwards Crystal Langhorne and Natasha Howard both expressed their enjoyment working on the other side of the ball and building chemistry with new teammates.

Langhorne: “It’s been great, we have people who were here last year, so we already know how to play with each other, so we’re just kind of integrating the new people, pulling them in and showing them how they can keep moving and keep playing well offensively.”

Howard: “You know defense wins games, but yeah, we’re finally putting in more offensive stuff, like having a flow with each other and working on chemistry. So, it felt really good putting in new plays and also running up and down.”



Although Seattle has integrated game-like situations throughout training camp between full-court drills and a scrimmage with the Chinese National Team, the players have voiced that they are ready to finally play in a real game.

Langhorne: “We’re all really excited, that’s how it always is in camp. Practices are cool, but everyone wants to get to the game, so I know we are all excited for that.”

Howard: “I think we’re all ready to go up and down. We are all just really anxious to play. We’re all ready for the season to start. But right now, we’re focused on what we need to do to get prepared for the first game.”