Lynx sign Thorburn, add free agent Strom

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx signed one of their
first-round draft picks, point guard Shona Thorburn, to a contract
on Friday.
They also agreed to terms on a deal with free agent guard Jess
After selecting LSU's Seimone Augustus with the first overall
pick on Wednesday, Minnesota chose Thorburn, of Utah, at No. 7.
Strom, a Penn State product who was with the Connecticut Sun in
the preseason last year, is a strong outside shooter who ranked
second in the Big Ten in assists and steals during the 2004-05
season as a senior.