Seattle signs guards Paisley Harding, and Raina Perez to training camp contracts
SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm finalized its training camp roster on Thursday, signing guards Jenna Giacone, Paisley Harding, and Raina Perez to training camp contracts.
Perez, a college teammate of Storm draftee Elissa Cunane, started all 36 games for NC State in 2022. She joined the Wolf Pack as a graduate transfer in 2020 and averaged 9.0 points and 3.8 assists in two seasons in Raleigh. Perez was named an All-ACC Honorable Mention and was a top-10 finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award in the 2020-21 season.
Perez began her college career in her home state of Arizona, playing one season at Northern Arizona before transferring to Cal State Fullerton. In her senior year with the Titans, she was named Big West Player of the Year, averaging 19.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game.
Harding, who hails from Everett, Wash., and graduated from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, capped off her BYU career with All-WCC First Team honors for the third year straight, finishing sixth in career points in the Cougar record book. Harding started every game she played and averaged double-digit scoring in her final four years at BYU, capping off her time in Provo with a career-best 17.1 points per game. Her 146 games played for BYU are a program record.
During her time at Glacier Peak, Harding was named Fox Sports 1380 KRKO High School Athlete of the Year and was named to the All-State team in her senior season.
Giacone received First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors after her graduate season at Dayton, averaging 12.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game. In her senior season with the Flyers, she was named the Atlantic 10 most improved player.
Giacone, a 6-1 guard from Delmar, NY., led Dayton to a First Four victory over DePaul in the 2022 NCAA Tournament, scoring 21 points including four three-pointers and a season-high five blocks.
Seattle Storm training camp opens on Sunday, April 17, with the 2022 regular season tipping off on Friday, May 6, as the Storm hosts Minnesota at 6pm. Seattle also hosts a preseason game against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m.
Storm 360° Season Ticket Memberships, Mini Plans, and Group Experiences are all still available, along with single-game tickets to all 2022 Storm games. For more information, visit http://stormbasketball.com, or call 206-217-WNBA (9622).