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Category: Overseas Hoops
July 26, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Storm will sign Waltiea Rolle to second seven-day contract

Storm coach Brian Agler, who’s also the team’s general manager, said he intends to sign rookie C Waltiea Rolle to a second seven-day contract. Rolle signed her first deal with the Storm on July 21. Under the new collective-bargaining agreement, three is the limit for seven-day contracts per player, per season. Rolle didn’t play in…


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July 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Incoming Washington State guard to play for Greek national team

From WSU: Incoming Cougar Named To U18 Greece National Team Washington State women’s basketball incoming freshman Pinelopi Pavlopoulou has been selected to play for the Under-18 Greece National Team this summer. The U18 European Championship will be held July 17-27 in Matosinhos, Portugal. Greece is in Group B and will play Belgium July 17, Lithuania July 18…


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June 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Richland’s Leilani Mitchell part of Australian national team camp

Former Washington state champion Leilani Mitchell (Kennewick HS) is another step closer to clinching a spot on the Australian national team. She was named to a 17-player roster that will open training camp Sunday (Mitchell’s 29th birthday) in prep for the FIBA World Championship’s this fall. Mitchell was born in Richland, Wash. but…


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June 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Lauren Jackson undergoes third knee surgery

Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, underwent a third knee surgery late-May. She is expected to need 12 weeks to rehabilitate the “minor” procedure and still plans to participate in the FIBA World Championship with the Opals this fall. First-year national team coach Brendan Joyce confirmed the procedure to Australian media this week More

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June 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Sue Bird contemplates slowing down overseas play

Seven-time all-star Sue Bird doesn’t view herself as old (which she isn’t) but she’s starting to think about slowing down in the twilight of her Hall of Fame career. It was announced in May that Bird, 33, wasn’t re-signed by UMMC Ekaterinburg, the Russian team she’s played for the past three WNBA offseasons. According to…


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May 11, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Storm vs Los Angeles on Sunday at KeyArena in exhibition game

If you’re to believe social media, then French C Sandrine Gruda was with friends, including countrywoman and former Storm PG Edwidge Lawson-Wade, at chic spots in Paris this past week instead of reporting to WNBA training camp. France crowned its domestic-league champion on Saturday, likely bringing the last flight of  WNBA veterans stateside to tip…


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May 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Storm cuts three players after scrimmage with Australian national team

Storm coach Brian Agler cut three players  from his training-camp roster on Saturday. Returnee Joslyn Tinkle joined rookies Taylor Hall (UT-Chattanooga) and Chelsea Douglas (Wake Forest) as the first wave in whittling the roster down to a maximum 12-player roster by May 15. Agler and his staff used a closed scrimmage against the Australian national…


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April 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Storm All-Star Sue Bird helps UMMC Ekaterinburg win Championship of Russia

Russia crowned its domestic-league champion Tuesday morning. Shortly after C Maria Stepanova accepted the silver trophy for UMMC Ekaterinburg, one of my Twitter followers posted: @JaydaEvans I wonder how many months off these players get. — WNBA Jones (@WNBAJones) April 29, 2014 I’m confident in assuming the tweet oozes of sarcasm. Ekaterinburg swept the best-of-five series…


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April 24, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Storm guards Sue Bird and Temeka Johnson play each other for Russian title

Storm point guards Sue Bird and Temeka Johnson will lead their Russian teams against each other for the domestic league’s championship. Bird’s UMMC Ekaterinburg swept Dynamo Moscow (Lindsay Whalen, Kristi Toliver) in a best-of-three semifinal series to advance. Bird had 12 points and nine assists in the Game 2 win. Phoenix All-Star Diana Taurasi…


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April 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

EuroLeague Final Eight semifinals set; Tanisha Wright’s Kayseri knocked out (VIDEO)

Storm G Tanisha Wright had a solid third quarter and her Turkish club even made a splashy three-pointer to tie the game with 3.3 seconds left, but it wasn’t enough to advance out of pool play in the EuroLeague Final Eight. Wright finished with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for Kayseri Kaski…


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