In WNBA, draft picks don't get a lot of guarantees.
The Seattle Storm are trying to whittle down their roster to 12, and they've already cut their third-round pick. But former Utah women's basketball star Michelle Plouffe is looking to seal her spot on the final dozen by showing her stuff in camp.
The Seattle Times posted a story Tuesday about the former Utes double-double machine, who is in a battle to make the cut. The Storm need to bolster their frontcourt, and Plouffe may fit the bill:
Plouffe, a 6-3 post, could also help turnaround Seattle's rebounding struggles and retain the organization's signature defensive aggression. She competed in the 2012 Olympics for Canada and had a solid senior season for the Utes, even though the team plodded through a 12-19 finish.
Plouffe averaged 18.4 points and 10.4 rebounds. She was ranked second in the Pac-12 with 3.5 steals, and ended her career with 2,100 points and a school-record 1,115 rebounds, earning All-Pac-12 and conference defensive team honors.
"Michelle has done real well with her post defense," Agler said. "She didn't play real well Saturday (in a closed scrimmage against the Australian national team), but she had a good practice (Monday). She's long, mobile and versatile. We like that kind of player."
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