The Storm re-signed 2018 WNBA MVP and finals MVP Breanna Stewart, the team announced Thursday.
“Stewie is a special player, a competitor at the most elite level and that was evident, once again, as she worked relentlessly to return to the court,” Storm CEO and General Manager Alisha Valavanis said in a statement. “The Storm franchise, the fans and the entire city are excited for Stewie’s return this season.”
Stewart tweeted an emphatic “Duh!” shortly after the team announced the news.
Details of the contract were not immediately available.
The 6-foot-4 forward sat out the entire 2019 WNBA season after rupturing her right Achilles tendon in a Euroleague game in April. After a challenging rehab process, Stewart made her return to the court late last month as a member of the United States women’s national team in an exhibition game against her alma mater, Connecticut.
“At first, it was about getting back on the court, that was the motivation,” Stewart said in a statement. “Now, it’s beyond that, it’s about continued growth and supporting my teammates as we come back together in Seattle. I’m back and signed up to chase more championships.”
After making the playoffs without Stewart and star point guard Sue Bird in 2019, the Storm looks to reload and begin another title run beginning May 15th.