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Seattle Storm acquires Jenna O'Hea from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for a 2015 second round draft pick

Today, the Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks were involved in a trade where the Storm acquires guard Jenna O'Hea in exchange for a second round draft pick for 2015.


O'Hea has played three seasons for the Los Angeles Sparks from 2011 to 2013. She averaged 3 points and 1.7 rebounds a game in 2013, but also made half of her three point shots (20 makes on 40 attempts). She has also played for the Australian Olympic Basketball Team in 2012 which won the Bronze Medal.

Currently this offseason O'Hea plays for the WNBL's Dandenong Rangers club where she was the team's leading scorer this season, averaging 20.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. There are two other WNBA players on the team with Connecticut Sun forward Kayla Pedersen and New York Liberty guard Leilani Mitchell also on the roster where they also are significant contributors.

In Seattle, O'Hea should help stretch defenses as a shooting threat, likely off the bench. Since she is also 6'1", the Storm could also play her as either a small forward, or as a guard, in particular when a decision is made to bring in a bigger lineup.

In a press release by the Seattle Storm, Head Coach and General Manager Brian Agler said:

Jenna is an experienced, versatile player who has played well both in the WNBA and internationally. She shoots the ball extremely well from the three and has tremendous instincts for the game. We are excited that Jenna is joining the Storm.

And O'Hea also added:

I’m really excited to join the Storm. It’s a very well run and professional organization. I look forward to playing at KeyArena in front of the wonderful fans as well as learning from Brian and the coaches and players to keep improving. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity and can’t wait for the season to start.

The Los Angeles Sparks also had a quick statement, where Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler thanked O'Hea for her contributions and wished her well.