Storm swaps out point guards
Seattle adds point guard Sharnee Zoll and cuts Courtney Ward ahead of first exhibition game Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Seattle Times staff reporter
The Storm made more roster moves on Monday, swapping out point guards.
Coach Brian Agler, who's also director of player personnel, brought in the ACC's all-time assist leader in Virginia's Sharnee Zoll and cut Florida State point guard Courtney Ward. The roster stands at 13 players, who are all expected to travel with the team to Los Angeles for its exhibition debut on Wednesday, but Zoll's first practice won't be until Tuesday.
"Right now, our main thing with her is to come in and give us depth at the guard spot, so our overall team can get better and keep practicing," Agler said of Zoll, who spent time after practice with the rookies and assistant Jenny Boucek learning plays. "We don't have a lot of time. We're almost halfway through training camp."
Ward impressed Storm veterans like Sue Bird and Swin Cash. Agler is still weighing options, though, not knowing how he'll fill the final slots on his 11-player roster.
Zoll is a 2008 graduate of Virginia and was drafted by Los Angeles in the third round. She also played for Minnesota before playing overseas, most recently in Poland.
Agler doesn't anticipate starting his normal lineup Wednesday. Zoll could help keep the offense moving as evaluations are made.
"We want to get on top of aches and pains," Agler said of his veteran roster, noting that everyone practiced Monday. "It's not go-time yet, but we're getting there.
"We're sort of in game-mode. Not that we're concerned about results Wednesday but you want to go down and do some good things so we have a starting point. And sometimes you don't know until you go against somebody different than yourselves."
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