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May 14, 2007 at 8:04 AM

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Colin Plant, a teacher from Victoria, B.C., writes, “I used to teach Sarah McKay, who was trying out for the Storm. Can you tell me what happened with her attempt?”
Well Colin, it didn’t last long. McKay, a 6-foot-7 Canadian center who played college hoops at Indiana after high school ball at local Eastside Catholic, was cut on April 26.
Storm coach Anne Donovan brought 13 free agents in to evaluate, most for the future, knowing her roster was stocked with nine returnees from 2006. Although McKay tweaked her ankle in one practice, she showed enough promise that Donovan said she’d consider the rookie for down the road if Seattle was faced with a rash of injuries like last summer. But McKay was clearly not better than the post players Donovan intends to keep on the roster in Ashley Robinson, Tye’sha Fluker, Janell Burse, Wendy Palmer and Lauren Jackson, of course.
If there’s a humorous side to the situation, a few longtime Storm fans were excited to see McKay at the Storm’s annual season kickoff at Green Lake. They teased that Donovan always brings in a tall blond to fill the void of missing Jackson, who was playing in Russia at the time. Last season it was Cisti Greenwalt playing the Jackson lookalike until the Aussie arrived at training camp.

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