Monday, March 23, 2009

Mel Thomas in the News

Mel Thomas is not your average training camp invitee. Thomas' scrappy style of play made her a fan favorite during her four years at the University of Connecticut, where women's basketball is a way of life. As a result, Thomas signing on with the Storm to attend camp drew attention from the media that covers the East Coast Huskies, better known as "The Horde."

Joe Perez of the Norwich Bulletin writes about Thomas' continued recovery from a torn ACL that ended her senior season at UConn and has a little more in his blog. Thomas' thoughts appear unfiltered in the Hartford Courant's blog.

Over the weekend, Thomas appeared on NPR's Only a Game to talk about this year's undefeated UConn squad, Head Coach Geno Auriemma and making the transition to the WNBA (the interview starts about five minutes in).

Another interesting weekend link unrelated to Thomas: The Canberra Times reports that the plans for a new basketball arena in Canberra include a scuplture that could feature long-time WNBL Capitals star Lauren Jackson.

"Lauren Jackson is the obvious choice for me," said Carrie Graf, the Capitals' head coach and a former Storm assistant. "She played for six years, she one of the most well known women's sport stars in Australia and the world, she's an icon."

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