In my opinion she is a great training camp invitation but is unlikely to be a serious contender for a roster spot unless the Storm find themselves short in the post. She is bigger, stronger and more offensively skilled than Ashley Robinson but lacks the defense, athleticism and length that has kept A-Rob on the Storm roster the past few years. If Janel Burse returns she is still the superior player and both Little and Walker are stronger as well. If she is able to play at a higher level than she did last season she could prove a viable option over Robinson.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Storm Sign Devanei Hampton
On a quiet St. Paddy's day the Storm signed Ashley Walker's former front court mate, Devanei Hampton. Hampton ranked 8th overall on my Center's for her senior season behind WNBA players Courtney Paris, Ashley Walker, Chante Black and Kia Vaughn. She is a strong rebounder who played a lot of minutes for Cal last year. Earlier in her career she was considered a fantastic prospect with rumors of a less than stellar work ethic. Unfortunately injuries really slowed down her progress and Walker was clearly the best player on that Cal team.