Storm re-signs center Ashley Robinson

Jayda Evans The Seattle Times 02/11/2009 02:08 AM
Storm re-signs center Ashley Robinson - Sports - WNBA - basketball - Seattle Storm

The Storm re-signed Ashley Robinson (pictured at right, center) today. She was a restricted free agent, so Seattle could have matched offers given to the center by other teams. Robinson wanted to return to the Storm. She is interning with the Dallas Mavericks, her hometown NBA team. We'll see if she is available for comment, as she is preparing to serve as an assistant coach for a youth team tonight.

Until then, here is the release from the Storm:


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SEATTLE, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 -- Seattle Storm head coach and director of player personnel Brian Agler announced today the re-signing 6-4 center Ashley Robinson. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

"We are pleased to have Ashley return to Seattle this season," Agler said. "Ashley is a great competitor and I like the toughness she brings to our front court."

Robinson played in 33 games for the Storm in 2008, averaging 2.2 rebounds per game. She grabbed a season-high six rebounds versus Atlanta on Sept. 12 and has pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds twice. Robinson owns career averages of 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game over six seasons split between Phoenix, Chicago and Seattle.

"I'm very happy to be returning to the Storm this summer," said Robinson. "After spending the past three seasons with my teammates and the league's best fans, Seattle definitely feels like home."


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