Peterson is the All-Time Assist Leader at Syracuse, 2016-17 ACC Player of the Year
NEW YORK, NY – The Seattle Storm added Alexis Peterson (15th overall selection) and Lanay Montgomery (30th overall selection) tonight during the 2017 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, held at Samsung 837 in New York City.
“Alexis is a true point guard, she’s a strong playmaker and solid scoring guard that will fit well in Jenny Boucek’s system,” said Storm President & GM Alisha Valavanis. “We are excited to welcome Alexis to Seattle and to the Storm franchise.”
In four seasons with Syracuse, Peterson was a dominant floor general who went on to become the program’s all-time assist leader with 590. In addition to her passing ability, Peterson was a flat-out scorer who compiled 1,978 career points – good for second all-time. She also ranked second all-time in both career field goals made (677) and free throws made (440).
During her senior campaign in 2016-17, Peterson directed the Orange a 22-11 record and a second round appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She started all 33 games, averaging 23.4 points and seven assists per contest on the way to earning Second Team AP All-America honors. She was the first player in school history to be named the ACC Player of the Year.
Montgomery, a 6-5 center from West Virginia, is dominant presence in the paint who averaged 10.6 points, 8.9 boards and 2.8 blocks per game in 2016-17 on the way to leading the Mountaineers to a Big 12 Tournament title and second round appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
In four seasons at West Virginia, Montgomery racked up 937 rebounds, 855 points and 330 blocks. She set the school’s career field goal percentage record with a 59.6 percent clip (355-for-596). Montgomery was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team her senior season, and her 330 blocks ranks second all-time in program history.
Single game tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Storm season. Fans can purchase by visiting StormBasketball.com or by clicking here.
The WNBA has selected Seattle as the host city for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 for the first time in franchise history, a move that celebrates the city’s vibrant fan base and recognizes Seattle’s passion and support for women’s basketball. The game will feature the 24 top professional women’s basketball players in the world during the league’s midseason marquee event. Tipoff for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 is set for July 22, at 12:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on ABC. Single game tickets for the Verizon WNBA All-Star Game 2017 are available now. For more information, fans can visit Storm’s Ticket Central.
Fans can secure the best seats in the house with Storm 360 Memberships, available now, starting at $180, available online or by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622). Packages and group discounts are available at 206-217-WNBA (9622).
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