Stanford Alum Kate Starbird Traded To WNBA Seattle Storm

July 22, 2002

Seattle (AP) - The Seattle Storm traded second-year guard Semeka Randall to the Utah Starzz on Monday night for guard-forward Kate Starbird.

Starbird is from nearby Tacoma, Wash., and used to play for the Seattle Reign of the now-defunct American Basketball League. The former Stanford starappeared in 15 of Utah's 22 games this season, averaging 1.7 points in 5.9minutes.

She was chosen by the Reign with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1997 ABLdraft and played two seasons in Seattle. Starbird averaged 12.9 points, 2.8rebounds and 2.8 assists in 59 games. In 1998-99, she ranked fourth in the ABLin 3-point percentage and 13th in scoring.

'We are excited to get a local star in Kate Starbird who can provide thisyoung team with veteran leadership, versatility at the guard and forwardpositions, and an outstanding 3-point shooting touch,' Storm coach and generalmanager Lin Dunn said.

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