Normandy Park, WA native returns to Pacific Northwest following Stanford collegiate career
SEATTLE – The Seattle Storm today announced that guard Brittany McPhee has signed with the franchise, bringing the team’s training camp roster to 15 players.
Stanford’s leading scorer in 2017-18, McPhee is no stranger to the Seattle area, having grown up in Normandy Park a mere 14-mile drive south of Seattle. While playing for the Cardinal, McPhee, a 6-0 guard, accumulated 1,250 career points, 926 of which came during her junior and senior seasons when she earned a starting role for the final 63 games of her career. Along with 16.7 points, she averaged 5.4 rebounds and 2.4 dimes per game her senior season, leading Stanford to the NCAA Tournament, bowing out in the Sweet 16. A hard worker off the hardwood, McPhee was the 2017-18 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and she also garnered Associated Press (AP) All-America Honorable Mention and All-Pac-12 honors her senior campaign.
“Growing up in Normandy Park, Wash., the Seattle Storm was a big part of why I grew to love basketball,” said McPhee. “They were the championship franchise in Seattle winning in 2004 and 2010. Sue Bird, Lauren Jackson and all the other great players were perfect role models to see how women can succeed and achieve their goals in sports. I am very thankful and honored for the opportunity to continue my basketball career with the Storm and can’t wait to get started!”
Seattle added two in the 2018 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm on April 12, selecting 5-6 guard Jordin Canada from UCLA in the first round (fifth overall) and Teana Muldrow, a 6-1 forward from West Virginia in the third round (29th overall).
The Storm tips off the 2018 slate against the Phoenix Mercury on May 20 during Opening Night presented by Swedish, with start time set for 6 p.m. PT at KeyArena. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Sue Bird bobblehead to celebrate her league record-breaking assist last season at Washington, and her game-worn jersey from that contest will also be on display, allowing fans to take photos and capture a visual taste of WNBA history.
Fans can secure the best seats in the house with Storm 360 Memberships, available now, starting at $216, available online or by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622). Packages and group discounts are available at 206-217-WNBA (9622).