Basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson recently received the devastating news that she had, in fact, tested positive for coronavirus and could no longer compete at the Olympics in Tokyo. Many fans of the Seattle Storm forward have sent her their support, and so has her long-term boyfriend Devin Cannady. We let you know about this relationship and her sporting career so far.
Meet the Seattle Storm forward
Katie Lou Samuelson was born on 13 June 1997 in Huntington Beach, California, and is 24 years old.
She currently plays as a guard/forward for the Seattle Storm basketball team, but previously played for the University of Connecticut in college. However, she was plagued by multiple injuries, including breaking her foot and undergoing ankle surgery in her freshman and junior years.
Samuelson has formerly competed at the Youth Olympic Games, winning gold in the 3×3 in 2014.
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Samuelson’s incredible basketball ability is helped by her impressive height, standing at 1.9m tall.
Who is Katie Lou Samuelson’s boyfriend?
Katie Lou Samuelson’s boyfriend is NBA free agent Devin Cannady. He is a professional basketball player who was born on 21 May 1996 in Mishawaka, Indiana, and is 25 years old.
He currently plays as a guard, and previously attended Princeton University, majoring in Sociology. During his time at college he was awarded Ivy League player of the week twice.
Cannady recently played for Orlando Magic and Lakeland Magic in the NBA’s G league on a two-way contract.
He recently shared an incredibly heartfelt post about his girlfriend not being able to complete her dream of competing at the Olympics.
Cannady stated: “I’m proud of the person you are and I know you’ll be back stronger than ever when this opportunity presents itself again in 3 years.”
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Devin Cannady also affirmed that he is going to be by Samuelson’s side every step of the way.
What is happening with the Olympics?
Unfortunately, Katie Lou Samuelson tested positive for coronavirus this weekend. She has officially been removed from the women’s Olympic basketball team.
This is a devastating blow for the young olympic hopeful, who was looking to be part of the USA’s first 3×3 women’s basketball team.
She will be replaced by Jackie Young, who is currently a guard for the Las Vegas Aces.
Samuelson wrote a heartfelt post on her Instagram account stating:
“Competing in the Olympics has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl, and I hope someday soon, I can come back to realize that dream.”