Storm signs Jewell Loyd to contract extension

Storm single-season scoring record holder to continue career in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm today announced two-time WNBA Champion, two-time All-WNBA selection, five-time All-Star and the franchise’s all-time single-season scoring leader Jewell Loyd has signed a multi-year contract extension with the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“It’s been special for Seattle to witness Jewell compete for championships and rise to be one of the best in the game. She is a franchise player, and we are excited to continue to build our future around her,” said Alisha Valavanis, Seattle Storm President & CEO.  “She is a remarkable person and leader, she lifts her teammates, the organization, and her community. Everyone around Jewell knows she embodies greatness. We’re so glad she’s staying in Seattle.”

Loyd has played all 289 games over her nine-year WNBA career in a Storm uniform. She had scored 4,779 career points for a career scoring average of 16.5 points per game—both of which are the third-best marks in franchise history. Loyd, who helped the Storm win the 2018 and 2020 WNBA Championships, is concluding the best offensive season of her career, leading the league in scoring at 24.6 points per game and scoring a total of 911 points—the most in a single-season in WNBA history. Her 24.6 ppg average is the second highest in league history, and highest since 2014.

“This has been a special year for Jewell and I’m excited it caps off with a commitment to continue to build her legacy in Seattle,” said Storm Head Coach Noelle Quinn. “Jewell brings a level of excellence to our team on the court and consistently proves that she is one of the best in our league. Her accolades and achievements speak volumes to the commitment she has to her game, and the Seattle Storm. She is our leader and someone that we look forward to locking arms with heading into this new era of Storm basketball.  It has been my absolute honor to have both played with and coached Jewell and I can’t wait to continue creating lasting memories in Seattle.”

Loyd flew past the Storm’s single-season scoring record earlier this year, scoring her 743rd point of the season in her 31st game. In addition, she has made a franchise record 111 three-pointers this season, besting her own previous record of 84 set last season. Overall in 2023, Loyd leads the league by a wide margin with 20 games scoring 25 or more points and has tied a WNBA single-season record with 12 games with 30 or more points.

Loyd, the 2015 WNBA Rookie of the Year, has twice earned All-WNBA honors, being named to the first team in 2021 and receiving second-team honors in 2016. She is a three-time gold medalist, helping the United States win a pair of FIBA World Cup titles in 2022 and 2018 and an Olympic gold in 2020, and is expected to help Team USA repeat at the 2024 Paris Olympics in July. 

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