Sami Whitcomb is returning to the Seattle Storm, after two seasons with the New York Liberty, as first reported by The Ball Out. Khristina Williams of Girls Talk Sports TV has reported that this will be a two-year deal. She will join Jewell Loyd and the newly signed Kia Nurse in the backcourt.
Whitcomb, who will turn 35 in July, possesses the quickest release in the W. Her three-point routine is mesmerizing to watch, a soundtrack of sneaker squeaks and snapping nylon as she efficiently fires up shot after shot. Where Whitcomb really excels, though, is as a lead-by-example veteran who has coaching in her future, if she desires it. Whitcomb, an undrafted prospect that has played for teams across six countries, is perseverance personified.
She did struggle offensively last season. A forgettable first month, during which she shot just 25.6 percent from deep, weighed heavily on her counting stats. Over the remainder of the season, though, she made 38.4 percent of her long-range looks, which would’ve ranked 13th on the season.
Just a year prior, Whitcomb had set career highs in points (11.7 points per game), field goal percentage (47.3 percent), three-pointers made (2.5 per game), three-point percentage (42.5 percent), rebounds (5.0 rebounds per game), and assists (2.7 assists per game). She’s not long removed from those numbers, and with those stats coupled with her intangibles, Whitcomb is once and forever a fan favorite in Seattle.