Storm finalize 2021 training camp roster

Seattle signs Brittany Brown and Peyton Williams to training camp contracts

SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm settled its training camp roster Tuesday, announcing the signing of guard Brittany Brown and forward Peyton Williams to training camp contracts.

Brown is coming off a solid season playing with inexio Royals Saarlouis in the German Bundesliga where she averaged 13.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.8 steals per game.

Brown had an impressive career at Florida State University, finishing as the program’s career steals leader (320) and the only player in program history to amass 500+ rebounds, 200+ steals and 300+ assists. She averaged 8.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per game in four seasons, leading the Seminoles to three appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16 and a pair of Elite Eight berths.

Williams played this past season in the Russia-PBL, averaging 8.6 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 52.8% from the field in 20 games for Sparta & K Vidnoe.

Williams was a two-time, first-team All-Big 12 selection at Kansas State University where she was the first player in program history to close out her career with 1,500+ points, 950+ rebounds, 200+ assists, 150+ steals and 100+ blocks. Williams, who was also a standout volleyball player for the Wildcats, graduated in 2020 ranked ninth in KSU history for career points (1,553) and third in career rebounds (967). She would close out her time in Manhattan by averaging a double-double for the season, registering 15.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per game as a senior.

Seattle’s 2021 training camp roster features a key trio from its 2020 WNBA Championship squad: Sue Bird, who returns for her 20th season with the Storm; 2020 WNBA Finals MVP Breanna Stewart; and two-time all-star guard Jewell Loyd. Seattle added three key players to the roster this offseason via trades—Katie Lou Samuelson, Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, and Kennedy Burke—and signed free agent forward Candice Dupree in February. Last week, the Storm selected guard Kiana Williams (#18 overall) and forwards N’dea Jones (#23 overall) and Natalie Kucowski (#35 overall) in the 2021 WNBA Draft.

Storm head coach Dan Hughes, who is just eight games shy of coaching his 600th WNBA game, returns to the sideline after missing the 2020 season due to health concerns.

Seattle opens the 2021 regular season presented by Symetra on Saturday, May 15, beginning its WNBA title defense with a Finals rematch against the Las Vegas Aces at 12 p.m. at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. The 2021 season, which features 32 regular season games, runs from May 15 through Sept. 19. The TV broadcast schedule and ticketing information will be announced at a later date.

Head Coach: Dan Hughes (Muskingum College)

Associate Head Coach: Gary Kloppenburg (UC San Diego)

Assistant Coach: Noelle Quinn (UCLA)

Assistant Coach: Ryan Webb (Seattle U)

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#12 Mikiah Herbert Harringan muh-KEE-uh
#31 N’dea Jones in-dee-uh
#25 Natalie Kucowski coo-COW-ski
#3 Kitija Laksa KIT-ee-uh LOCK-suh
#13 Ezi Magbegor eh-Z mag-BUH-gore
#30 Breanna Stewart bre-ANN-na

* – will be late arrivals due to overseas commitments

—— StormBasketball.com ——