With overseas play getting back into gear after the holiday break, plenty of news today involving the Storm.
We start with something unrelated to overseas action. Slamonline.com’s Ben York is counting down the WNBA’s top 20 players, and his rankings have finally reached the Storm with No. 12, forward Swin Cash.
Maybe the best part about Swin Cash’s game is that she can adapt to any style of play, any offensive philosophy, and any preferred defensive scheme. Players who are effective and successful in any type of system don’t come around very often and she’s been doing it since she came into the league in 2002. Cash has even incorporated the three-point shot into her repertoire on a more consistent basis as another facet to her expanding game.
In addition to writing abut Cash, York also joined WNBA.com’s Frank Della Femina for a podcast discussing his selection. Be sure to check out WNBA.com for these podcasts on a weekly basis.
The holiday break typically means some player movement, and that’s the case for Storm center Ashley Robinson. WNBL.com.au reports that she will not be returning to Australia to play for the Dandenong Jayco Rangers.
Also not returning to her team (in Poland) is former Storm center Janell Burse, who has a good reason: she’s expecting her first child. Jayda Evans caught up with Burse to confirm the rumors and ask her about sitting out the 2010 season.
WHB: How do you look back on your decision to skip the 2010 season given the Storm’s success?
JB: I don’t have any regrets on skipping the season. It was the best decision for me personally. Playing year-round basketball is extremely demanding not only on your body but also your personal life. I believe God puts people exactly where He wants them to be, for whatever reason. Them winning the championship this summer was truly a joy to watch. I was so proud of the girls. Knowing how hard they work, seeing it pay off was rewarding.