Free agent Breanna Stewart announced via social media Wednesday that she will be returning home to the state of New York to sign with the New York Liberty. Stewart leaves the Seattle Storm after spending seven years with the team.
Her time at the Storm saw her blossom into an MVP-caliber player. Stewart started her WNBA career after being drafted into the league by the Seattle Storm after attending the University of Connecticut (UCONN) and winning four NCAA championships.
During her time at the storm, Stewart won two WNBA championships and the Commissioner's Cup in 2021. She even received awards that include WNBA Rookie of the Year (2016), WNBA MVP (2018) and the Commissioner's Cup MVP (2021), among other accolades.
— Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) February 1, 2023
Stewart had outstanding statistics during her time with the Storm. In 2022, she averaged 21.8 points per game, a career-high for the player. She also led the WNBA in scoring. Stewart also averaged 7.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.
Stewart Joins Ionescu and Jones as new Big 3 in NYC
Stewart adds to the Liberty's squad that includes Sabrina Ionescu and newly signed Jonquel Jones. The Liberty looks to make a real run in the playoffs this season, and with Stewart and Jones being added to the team, it shows huge promise for them.
The Liberty kicks off their season on Friday, May 19, against the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m.