Sam averaged 9.1 points last season

Updated: February 17, 2005, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Sting signed free agent guard-forward Sheri Sam on Monday.

Sam averaged 9.1 points and 4.1 rebounds for the WNBA champion Seattle Storm last season and was an Eastern Conference All-Star in 2002.

"Sheri brings with her athleticism, versatility and the knowledge of how to win in this league," Sting coach and general manager Trudi Lacey said. "We look forward to bringing that competitive edge to our team."

Sam also has played for Minnesota, Miami and Orlando in the WNBA, as well as San Jose in the defunct ABL.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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