Storm draft guard Alexis Peterson, center Lanay Montgomery

NEW YORK, NY – The Seattle Storm selected Alexis Peterson (15th) and Lanay Montgomery (30th) Thursday in the 2017 WNBA Draft. 

“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.”

At Syracuse, Peterson is the all-time assists leader with 590.  She can also shoot.  Peterson scored
1,978 career points – second all-time for the Orange.  

In her senior season, Peterson averaged 23.4 points and seven assists per game, and was the ACC Player of the Year.

Montgomery, a 6-5 center from West Virginia, averaged 10.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game in 2016-17 on the way to leading the Mountaineers to the Big 12 Tournament title.

At West Virginia, Montgomery racked up 937 rebounds, 855 points and 330 blocks, and is a two-time Big 12 All-Defensive Team member.

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