Storm striker Morgan Tuck has announced the end of his career, which ends his five-year career in the WNBA.
“I did my best to be physically fit for the 2021 WNBA season,” Tuck said in a statement issued by the team on Monday. “Unfortunately, this will not be possible. It was a difficult decision to make, but I have to listen to what my body tells me. “I am delighted to have won the WNBA Championship last season through Seattle Storm.”
As a freshman at the University of Connecticut, Tak received a bruise on his right knee that led to cartilage loss. He also missed most of his sophomore year due to injuries that resulted in the same knee surgery.
Still, Tuck starred at UConn, winning four consecutive NCAA National Championships with teammate Brianna Stewart.
The Connecticut Sun recruited Tuck to finish third overall in the 2016 WNBA draft. The 6-foot և 2 striker averaged 6.1 points և 2.5 rebounds per game, while in 67 games he was in 67 of the 68 possible games in four seasons.
Last year, Storm acquired Tuck և Connecticut թիվ 11 for Seattle’s 2020 Selection that year.
It was expected that Tak would increase the firepower from the bench, but he averaged only 1.7 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.2 goal assists. He had a low 0 in all of his career, having played in just 10 of 22 games this season due to a knee injury.
Tuck played just one playoff game for Storm, which won the 2020 WNBA title.
“We want to thank Morgan for all his contributions to women’s basketball, including 2020. “Storm Championship,” said coach Dan Hughes. “He was a valuable teammate, as well as a great ambassador for the game. We wish him all the best for retirement and for a promising future. ”
Tuck, 26, was in the final year of a $ 230,000 two-year deal. He earned $ 115,000 last season, the same amount he was expected to earn this season.
“Playing the game has been a huge part of my life for so many years,” Tuck said. “Now that this chapter of my life is over, I’m excited to study the next chapter.”