Storm signs veteran C Ann Wauters

Storm signs veteran C Ann Wauters

Storm signs veteran C Ann Wauters

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by Associated Press/Seattle Storm

KING5.com

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 8:35 PM

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Storm have added depth to their front-court by signing former No. 1 overall pick Ann Wauters.

Seattle announced the signing of the veteran center on Monday after head coach Brian Agler returned from Spain, where he met with Wauters, who is currently playing in the EuroLeague.

"We targeted her and we felt like she was very key to how we're going to build our team in the future,” said Agler. “I've always had high regard for Ann, not only her ability to play - she's one of the better post players in the world - but also just the quality of person she is."

The 31-year-old Wauters last played in the WNBA in 2009 and took the last two seasons off. She was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 WNBA draft by Cleveland. Wauters also played for New York and San Antonio and was an All-Star in 2005.

“I’ve always loved Seattle as a city,” said Wauters. “To be able to play on such an incredible team in front of such loyal fans is a real privilege.”

Wauters is currently playing with Seattle star Lauren Jackson for Ros Casares Valencia and leads that team in points (14.9) and rebounds (8.0) per game.

 

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