Storm Announced 2023 Training Camp Roster

The Seattle Storm and third-year head coach Noelle Quinn welcomes a talented group of 16 players to its training facility at Seattle Pacific University as 2023 Storm training camp opens Sunday, April 30.

“This year’s training camp roster is filled with tough, focused, hardworking athletes who have an opportunity to not only make the roster but impact our team. Because of that, this camp will be extremely competitive,” said Quinn. “I expect consistent high energy and focus from this group as they learn the system and we establish our Storm culture from day one, including the way we work, how we want to play, and the overall standards of excellence that foster championship habits.”

The Storm welcomes back a trio of players from the 2022 season including four-time All-Star Jewell Loyd, 2022 All-Defensive Team pick Ezi Magbegor, and Mercedes Russell. Loyd, who has scored the second-most points in the WNBA since joining the league in 2015, ranked 10th in the WNBA in scoring at 16.3 points per game in 2022 while setting a Storm record by hitting 84 three-pointers over the season. Loyd and Russell won a pair of WNBA titles with Seattle in 2018 and 2020 while Magbegor earned a ring with the Storm in 2020.

Leading the group of 13 newcomers to the Seattle roster are two-time WNBA Champion Sami Whitcomb and defensive standout Kia Nurse. Whitcomb is no stranger to Storm fans, helping Seattle to a pair of WNBA titles in 2018 and 2020 before playing the last two seasons in New York. Nurse, a five-year WNBA, looked sharp in her return from a 2021 injury, averaging 11 points while shooting 41.3% from the field and 35.3% from three-point range to help Canada to a fourth-place finish at the 2022 World Cup.

The Storm also added six other free agents: guards Yvonne TurnerArella GuirantesKaila Charles, and WNBA rookie Ivana Dojkić, along with former first-round pick in forward Jasmine Walker, and veteran center Theresa Plaisance. (Dojkić will join the team during the second week of training camp as she completes her overseas competition schedule.)

In the draft, Seattle selected combo guard Jordan Horston from Tennessee with its first pick. She will be joined in camp by other draftees in forward Madi Williams from Oklahoma, center Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu from South Florida, and local product Jade Loville from Arizona. The Storm welcomes 2022 third-round draft pick Jade Melbourne to training camp in 2023. Melbourne, who led the WNBL in assists (6.1 apg), earned second-team All-WNBL honors as a 20-year-old with the UC Capitals. 

Seattle tips off the 2023 season with 10 of its first 15 games at home, kicking off the campaign against the defending WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces on Saturday, May 20 at 12:00 p.m. On Tuesday, May 30, the Storm hosts Breanna Stewart, Courtney Vandersloot and the rest of the New York Liberty at 7:00 p.m. Seattle honors the great Sue Bird on Sunday, June 11, retiring her No. 10 to the rafters of Climate Pledge Arena after the team hosts the Washington Mystics at 12:00 p.m.

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2023 Seattle Storm Training Camp Roster 

NO.   NAME                                   POS      HT       WT      DOB                   EXP      US COLLEGE       COUNTRY

0         Kia Nurse                                           G           6-0        181        Feb. 22, 1996           4           Connecticut            Canada

3         Kaila Charles                                 G/F         6-1        168        Mar. 23, 1998          3           Maryland                 USA

6         Jade Melbourne                              G         5-11       145        Aug. 18, 2002         R                                              Australia

7         Madi Williams                               G/F       5-11       164        Oct. 29, 1999           R          Oklahoma               USA

11       Arella Guirantes                             G         5-11       176        Oct. 15, 1997           1           Rutgers                    Puerto Rico

12       Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu      F/C         6-3        204        July 26, 1999            R          South Florida         Cameroon

13       Ezi Magbegor                                  C           6-4        181        Aug. 13, 1999          3                                               Australia

18       Ivana Dojkić*                                   G         5-11                       Dec. 24, 1997          R                                              Croatia
21       Mercedes Russell                           C           6-6        195        July 27, 1995            5           Tennessee              USA

22       Yvonne Turner                                 G         5-10       127        Oct. 13, 1987           4           Nebraska                USA

23       Jordan Horston                             G/F         6-2        165        May 21, 2001          R          Tennessee              USA

24       Jewell Loyd                                       G         5-10       165        Oct. 5, 1993              8           Notre Dame           USA

30       Jade Loville                                     G/F       5-11       163        Mar. 14, 2000          R          Arizona                    USA

32       Sami Whitcomb                             G         5-10       154        July 20, 1988            6           Washington           Australia

40       Jasmine Walker                              F           6-2        188        Feb. 3, 1998             2           Alabama                 USA

55       Theresa Plaisance                         F           6-5        182        May 18, 1992           9           Louisiana State    USA      

Head Coach: Noelle Quinn (UCLA) – 3rd year                        *Reporting to training camp at a later date due to overseas commitments

Assistant Coach: Pokey Chatman (LSU)

Assistant Coach: Ebony Hoffman (USC)

Assistant Coach: Perry Huang (Fresno Pacific)

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Written by Landon Buford

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