The Seattle Storm Thursday announced that Angel Robinson’s commitment to the Montenegro National Team will force her to miss the 2015 WNBA season. Robinson is competing for a spot with the Montenegrin National Team at EuroBasket Women 2015, which will be held in Hungary and Romania June 11-28, 2015.
The 6-5 center is coming off a strong overseas season, averaging 13.4 points and 10.3 rebounds in 16 EuroLeague games. Robinson, who would be entering her second season in the WNBA, averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 25 games last season with Seattle.
Also on Thursday, Seattle announced that they signed Kristen Mann for a training camp contract.
“We are excited to have Kristen be part of our process,” said Storm head coach Jenny Boucek. “Kristen is a mature, high character and high IQ veteran. We anticipate that she will escalate our learning curve and enhance our culture.”
Over a five-year career with multiple WNBA teams, Mann owns career averages of 5.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game.
The University of California, Santa Barbara graduate was originally drafted 11th overall in the 2005 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. Following three seasons in Minneapolis, Mann was acquired by the Atlanta Dream in the 2008 WNBA Expansion Draft. She was then traded midway through the 2008 season to Indiana in exchange for Alison Bales. She signed in 2009 with the Washington Mystics, and competed for the Lynx on the back-half of the 2010 season.
Seattle opens the 2015 season on June 6 vs. Los Angeles. Storm 360 Memberships, starting at $179, are still available by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622) or by visiting StormBasketball.com.