The Seattle Storm are the WNBA defending champions and will look to defend their title. Seattle lost some critical members to last year’s team; the Storm lost Natasha Howard, Alysha Clark, and Sami Whitcomb. Seattle added Katie Lou Samuelson, Stephanie Talbot and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, and Candice Dupree.
With four draft picks, Seattle could look to add more point guard and wing depth. Sue Bird is toward the end of her career, and losing Clark is a huge loss; she was an outstanding defender, and Clark’s offensive game was coming around. But the Storm has Breanna Stewart; coming off of injury, Stewart had a dominant season. Here is a look at some draft prospects the Seattle Storm could draft.
Kiana Williams PG Stanford
Williams is a floor general with a balanced scoring attack. The point guard led Stanford in scoring 14 points per game. Williams also shot 38.3% from beyond the arc. She did struggle in the Final Four, but she is a player with an actual upside. Williams would be an excellent addition to the Storm’s roster.
Michaela Onyenwere F UCLA
Onyenwere is a solid athletic forward who can score the basketball. She averaged 19.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for UCLA last season. Along with her offensive game, Onyenwere can defend really well. The former UCLA star could take on the role of Clark on this year Storm’s team if they draft her.
Shyla Heal PG Australia
Heal could be the next great player from Australia, Heal could shoot the basketball, and she has a scorers mentality. The point guard can harass you on defense as well as defend off-ball. Heal is a capable rebounder for a point guard. Heal and Jordin Canada could be a good point guard duo whenever Bird decides to retire. The Storm has a history of drafting players from Australia; Strom great Lauren Jackson and Ezi Magbegor are both from Australia.
All of these players could do well in a Seattle Storm uniform.
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