breanna stewart car crash

breanna stewart car crash

Breanna Stewart Car Crash

After making the decision to buy her own place and have Seattle be that stable place, there was no question who Stewart was going to lean on for some help getting settled. “It was fun. It’s nice when you’re not the one buying,” Seattle teammate Sue Bird said. “It was cool. I was glad I could help.” In 2016, there was no break for Stewart. She went directly from winning a national title at UConn, to the WNBA, to the Olympics, to rejoining the Storm after the Olympic break and making the WNBA playoffs. Finally, there was an overseas stint in China. As her second WNBA season is about to begin, there are some questions about Stewart’s health after she sprained the posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee while playing in China over the winter. It was the capper to an exhausting year and, while no one wanted Stewart to suffer an injury, it was deemed minor and allowed her to take some extra time off. “Last year at times it felt like my hair was on fire. Always going all over the place and doing different types of things,” Stewart said. “Going overseas and coming back and having that time to relax, figure out what day it was, what month it is and relax my body, my mind and then come back here.” If being the No. 1-overall pick and WNBA rookie of the year didn’t put enough attention on Stewart, she’ll have even more focus on her when the Storm begins the season Saturday at Los Angeles. Some of that arises from expectations, with Seattle projected to be a playoff contender. But there are also questions about her knee after she missed both of Seattle’s preseason games, and the Storm needs Stewart fully healthy if it wants to keep taking steps toward becoming an elite team again. Stewart’s transition to the professional game was made easier by having Bird around. The duo will always be linked, even if they are a generation apart, because they both attended the same college and because they were both picked No. 1 by the Storm. But they are at different stages of their professional careers. Bird is still a top point guard, but is also 36 and needed minor knee surgery before the Storm opened training camp. She may not be ready for the season opener. The contract she signed with Seattle last year has no official end date, but it’s clear her career is in its latter stages. If Seattle becomes a dominant franchise again, it will be largely because of Stewart and fellow No. 1-overall draft pick Jewell Loyd. Fans saw a glimpse of the potential last year when the Storm won seven of their final 10 games following the Olympics to reach the postseason, where they were bounced by Atlanta. Along with Bird, Loyd and Stewart, the Storm return the majority of the core from last season, including Crystal Langhorne, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Alysha Clark. The most important addition could be post Carolyn Swords, who should be able to take some of defensive focus on the interior away from Stewart. “She’s going to be amazing,” Stewart said. “Just to have another post that’s able to be a legit five and just help us, especially defensively containing some of the bigger players in the league and then offensively cleaning up everything around the paint.”
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Breanna Stewart Car Crash

Stewart was 14 when she was invited by USA Basketball to try out for the national 16U team in Colorado Springs. Heather and Brian politely told the national team “No thanks.” They were worried about Breanna missing school. “They were really surprised because we had no clue what it was or it was that important,” Brian Stewart said. Ultimately, time helped them revise their decision. Mostly, they had to get over the anxiety of Breanna traveling alone to Colorado. During the tryouts, there was little information beyond podcasts at day’s end. Heather said Brian was a nervous wreck, immersing himself in gardening and a thousand chores. Finally, Breanna called him. Brian, his eyes filling with tears, repeated what he heard Breanna tell him in a whisper: “Dad, I made the team.”
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Breanna Stewart Car Crash

UNCASVILLE – During her weekend doing color for ESPN’s coverage of the American Athletic Conference Tournament, Katie Smith, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and member of USA Basketball’s selection committee, received another full-blast view of the player most assume will carry USA Basketball’s torch far into the next decade.And Smith, now an assistant coach with the New York Liberty, likes just about everything she sees in Breanna Stewart, who led the Huskies to another Athletic Conference Tournament championship with a performance that earned her its most outstanding player award. “She’s going to be a phenomenal player in the WNBA, much like Elena Delle Donne,” Smith said. “She’s so big and can shoot the three. But the thing I love most about her is she crashes so hard. She’s not afraid of trying for the tip-in even though she’s getting pounded. She has fearlessness to her on that side of the ball.”I love the kid. She’s like, ‘Let’s just go play.’ She doesn’t care; she will do whatever her team needs her to do . And she will just add another piece to the growing base of young talent in the league.” Quinn Rooney / Getty Images Katie Smith,left, is about to take a bite out of one of her three Olympic gold medals. Katie Smith,left, is about to take a bite out of one of her three Olympic gold medals. (Quinn Rooney / Getty Images) What Smith sees in Stewart is something that’s becoming the norm in the new group of players coming into the WNBA.”They all have great size and athleticism,” Smith said. “I try to tell the bigs in the league to be versatile, wreak havoc on team. She will make whoever gets her all the more better. It will be a nightmare to try and figure out how to guard her.”Although conference play has been deemphasized in the WNBA’s new balanced schedule, Smith will assist Libertycoach Bill Laimbeer in the effort to stop Stewart this season.”It’s fun though,” Smith said. “It ups your game knowing that you need to figure out how to stop people. And knowing Morgan Tuck, Moriah Jefferson and Stewie are all coming into the league at the same time just guarantees that the league is going to get better.” Smith echoes the sentiment of many coaches and executives in the league who feel Stewart, Jefferson and Tuck could be the top three players taken in the draft.”I guess it will all depend on who the teams need ,” she said. “But Breanna, having already played with the national team, is going to have a different learning curve . Will she ever be Diana Taurasi, a leader and an assassin? Maybe not; it might not be her personality. Will she jump higher, be faster and stronger? Will she improve as she goes along? She will. She’s going to have a lot of years .”Tuck On SportsmanshipAlong with being selected to the AAC’s first team, and subsequently its all-tournament team,Tuck was given the conference’s sportsmanship award. And that recognition touched her just as much.”I never thought about the possibility of getting the sportsmanship award,” Tuck said. “I really didn’t know what the criterion was for it. But I am pretty excited to have received it. It’s not about how people perceive your play as much as your character, so it was nice to know those who voted felt that way about me.”Manuel’s Last DayOutgoing UConn athletic director Warde Manuel served his last official day on the job presiding over the AAC championship game. He said he leaves for Michigan on Wednesday to begin his new job. Manuel’s daughter was just admitted to Michigan’s medical school.Evolution Of A StarThe progression of freshman Katie Lou Samuelson over the past three weeks has likely been of the most encouraging aspects of UConn’s run to its third straight AAC conference championship.Along with her burgeoning confidence, her increased production is beginning to take some of the scoring pressure off Stewart on the perimeter. She scored another 13 with seven rebounds in UConn’s 77-51 win over South Florida.”I think you’re seeing now the kind of player I was in high school last season, although I am trying to do so much more, like when I scored on couple of post-ups,” Samuelson said.”I’d like to keep doing that so I can let Stewie know she can stay on the perimeter at times and not get so banged up. I did that at times in high school,, but I wasn’t every comfortable doing it. So I’ve been working on it more… So, I would say, yes this is kind of similar except for my teammates. It’s amazing here.”Temple In Owls coach Tonya Cardoza, the former UConn assistant, is remaining confident that her team (20-11) will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.If so, the committee is going to have to overlook losses to St. Joseph’s, Quinnipiac, SMU and Penn.”I think our body of work speaks for itself. We have grown over the course of the season and we actually have an identity. We have a defensive identity … Outside of Florida State and UConn, we were in every single game,” Cardoza said. “Obviously, we are young and let some games get away but we have learned a lot, and it would be disappointing if they didn’t invite us. We can make noise in the NCAA Tournament.”NumbersStewart has 395 career blocked shots. Rebecca Lobo is the Huskies’ all-time leader with 396 … Jefferson has 341 steals. Jen Rizzotti is second with 349 … Stewart is one of 17 semifinalists for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award.

Breanna Stewart Car Crash

Breanna Stewart Car Crash
Breanna Stewart Car Crash
Breanna Stewart Car Crash
Breanna Stewart Car Crash

Published on Mar 27, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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