Force 10 3×3 roster features some former WNBA players
Force 10, the Seattle Storm’s ownership group, announced the roster for their upcoming 3×3 team.
Cierra Burdick, Alexis Peterson, Linnae Harper, and Megan Huff round out the four women roster for Force 10, which is the first independently owned professional 3×3 team in the United States.
“This is an exciting pilot program that aims to support the national efforts to qualify for the 2020 Olympics, while also creating new opportunities for women in the game,” said Alisha Valavanis, CEO of Force 10 Sports Management. Valavanis added, “This is a platform for our organization and these athletes to help shape the direction of a new sport and engage new women’s basketball fans worldwide.”
The team will make its debut in the 3x Red Bull circuit.
All the members of Force 10’s roster played Division 1 basketball, and three of the four members have played in the WNBA.
Meet the team
Burdick is no stranger when it comes to representing the USA. She won Gold in the 2013 FIBA 3×3 World Championships, where she played alongside WNBA all-star Jewell Loyd.
Burdick played her collegiate basketball at the University of Tennessee under the legendary Pat Summit. After being the no. 14 pick in the 2015 draft, Burdick started out her professional career playing for the Atlanta Dream. She also had spurts playing for the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars.
Finding success overseas, Burdick suited up during the 2016-2017 season in Israel with Ramat Hasharon, where she averaged 13.9 ppg, and 10 rpg. Most recently, Burdick played in Poland for the Sleza Wroclaw. For Sleza Wroclaw she averaged 12.6 ppg and pulled down 9.3 rebounds.
Peterson, a former Syracuse Orange standout, was the first player in program history to win player of the year honors.
Along with Peterson’s 2017 ACC Player of the Year accolade, she also ranks second in program history with 1,978 career points and is the programs all-time assists leader with 590 career assists.
Peterson was selected by the Seattle Storm as the no.15 pick in the 2017 WNBA, appearing in 17 games. In 2018-2019, Peterson played in Israel’s for the Petah Tikva.
Like Burdick, Harper is also a player that has represented the USA on an international level. Harper played for both the 2011 U18 3×3 USA team and in the 2016 FIBA 3×3 World Championships.
The Chicago native began her collegiate career at the University of Kentucky and played two seasons at Ohio State University.
In 2018, Harper was named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and Second Team All-Conference.
Following her collegiate career, Harper was signed to the Chicago Sky, where she appeared in 24 games.
Huff is a first-year pro who played collegiately at the University of Hawaii and the University of Utah.
At Hawaii, Huff was a member of the All-Big West second team.
As a redshirt junior, she was selected to the First team All Pac-12, and followed up her senior year being selected to the All Pac-12 team yet again.
She led Utah in scoring with 19.6 points per game.
Professionally, Huff was drafted in the third round of the 2019 draft by the New York Liberty, but was waived in training camp.
Information and times for the 3x Red Bull Circuit competition will be released at a later date.
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