Breanna Stewart Discusses WNBA MVP, Seattle Storm

Stewart was named WNBA MVP after leading the Seattle Storm to the best record in the league

After Hours with Amy Lawrence
October 30, 2018 - 8:00 am

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After leading UConn to four national championships, three-time National Player of the Year Breanna Stewart was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft. This week, she was named WNBA MVP after finishing second in scoring (22.0 points per game) and leading the Seattle Storm to the best record (26-8) in the league.

Not bad for a 24-year-old in her third season.

“I just had to make the biggest adjustment: understanding the level and the style of play at the professional level,” Stewart said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “The WNBA is the best league in the world. Just how I’m going to be able to play my best and kind of understanding what I want to do on the court and putting myself in positions to make that possible.”

Stewart said she has learned the importance of managing and caring for her body.

“It’s not only what you’re doing on the basketball court, but what you’re doing in the weight room, what you’re eating and how you’re taking care of your body in that regard,” she said.

The Storm won 20+ games this year for the first time since 2011. Their 26 wins are the second-most in franchise history.

“We’ve obviously built a lot of chemistry with our core group,” Stewart said. “The young players that we had have really matured as far as knowing what we need to do and how to play in big games and kind of making things happen.”