From Preseason Debut, Launching Tee Shirts into the upper bleachers, or signing a Nike contract, former Washington Huskies Kelsey Plum is impacting the WNBA. Her Way.
The San Antonio Stars made their 2017 season preseason debut, and to no surprise, guard Kelsey Plum opened her WNBA career as a starter for the team. In fact, she led all scorers in that game with 19 points, one rebound, five assists, and two steals. It is simply the role she played with the Washington Huskies at a professional level.
That’s not bad for a first outing. It’s just the beginning, as she will only continue to improve as she becomes more familiar with her teammates, her coaches, and her competition.
And similar to teammates John Ross and Sidney Jones, Kelsey Plum is now Team Nike. In fact, the rookie is signed to a multi-year deal.
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Toss Me That Tee
But the simple act of tossing out free tee shirts at an NBA playoff game with the San Antonio Spurs has launched her face across the nation as the latest WNBA sensation.
The WNBA is a sport growing in popularity, and as such, it’s vital that the team continue to find star attractions. Clearly, Kelsey Plum has already launched herself into that role with the San Antonio Stars. Within days of being drafted, she is already the face of the WNBA to many across the nation.
Perhaps it was the confidence she garnered in her scholastic studies that the University of Washington provided. Perhaps it was the time spent with the warm and personable folks from the City of Seattle Washington. Whatever it is, that charm has captured the nation.
Yes, the former Washington Huskies Women’s Basketball star is impacting the WNBA in a very positive way. And she is doing it all her way.