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Top 5 Seattle Storm Players In Team History

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These may not be the statistical leaders for the Storm in any or all categories, although some are, but these five Seattle Storm players are remembered the most by Storm fans.

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Lauren Jackson

Jackson was picked by the Storm in the 2001 draft and in only her 3rd year in the league she won the WNBA MVP. She was the runner-up for the MVP in 2004 when the Storm won their first title. Jackson has picked up 2 more MVP awards (2007 and 2010) and she is not all about offense, as in 2007 she also won Defensive Player of the Year.

In 2011 Jackson was voted as one of the top 15 players in league history.

Sue Bird

Bird was the first overall pick by the Storm in the 2002 WNBA draft and she has lived up to her high pick to say the least. She is a 7-time All Star and like Jackson she was voted as one of the 15 best WNBA players ever. Bird has led the Storm to 2 WNBA tittles and in the 2011 season she was voted to the All WNBA second team.

In an interesting note Bird is one of only 7 players that have won the Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship.

Betty Lennox

Lennox has bounced around the league for several years and when she was with Seattle she was stellar winning the 2004 Finals MVP when she averaged 22.3 ppg. She is a great shooter and it is no surprise that one of her nicknames is “Betty Big Buckets.”

Bird was the 1st pick by the Storm in the 2002 WNBA draft

She was in Seattle for 3 great years before being selected in the 2008 expansion draft by the Atlanta Dream.

Swin Cash

Cash came over to the Storm in 2009 and in her 3 years with the team she has averaged over 12 ppg. She helped Seattle win their 2nd WNBA title in 2010 and she has been the All Star MVP 2 times while in a Storm uniform.

Cash has played in 4 All Star games in her career and she was also the Most Outstanding Player in the 2002 NCAA Final 4 while with Connecticut.

Tanisha Wright

Wright is a player that the Storm drafted out of Penn State in 2005 and she helped Seattle win their 2nd title in 2010.

While she has averaged 12.2 ppg, 9.2 ppg, and 10/1 ppg in the last 3 seasons (2009-2011) she has been a defensive whiz making the WNBA All Defensive first team 3 seasons straight from 2009-2011.

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