Posts by Jesse Morrison

Jesse Morrison covers the Phoenix Mercury for The Next. A native of Roanoke, Va., Jesse moved to Arizona in 2017 to attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, graduating in 2021 with a degree in sports journalism. Outside of The Next, Jesse works for Arizona Sports, co-hosting an Arizona State podcast, producing a radio show and writing for their website.

A shot of Phoenix Mercury combo guard Diana Taurasi from behind, holding her arms out and up in celebration, as in the background a ball drops through the net

Diana Taurasi speaks on Ishbia’s purchase of Mercury, not planning on pay cut in 2023

February 8, 2023

Phoenix star Diana Taurasi spoke Tuesday on the future of the organization under new owner Mat Ishbia — Taurasi is not planning on taking a pay cut

Phoenix Mercury big Brianna Turner jumps into the body of Washington Mystics center Shakira Austin with an arm outstretched and blocking the ball out of Austin's hand, while Austin's other arm tries to keep Turner away

Brianna Turner discusses Griner’s looming return to Mercury, new role with WNBPA

February 7, 2023

Brianna Turner discusses Brittney Griner saying ‘she is going to play for the Phoenix Mercury’ and her new role with WNBPA

Sophie Cunningham is returning to Phoenix on a two-year deal

February 2, 2023

Restricted free agent guard Sophie Cunningham reportedly will remain with the Phoenix Mercury on a two-year deal

Phoenix Mercury's Kia Nurse dribbles during a game against the Washington Mystics on May 18, 2021. (Domenic Allegra photo)

2023 WNBA free agency preview: Phoenix Mercury

January 9, 2023

The task ahead, by the numbers

Monica Wright Rogers (22) having fun with fans at a 2013 Minnesota Lynx game. (Photo Credit: John McLellan)

Mercury name Monica Wright Rogers assistant general manager

January 6, 2023

Wright Rogers brings championship pedigree to her new role.

Brittney Griner is pictured in purple and orange Phoenix Mercury jersey, wearing the number 42.

Griner shows gratitude, says she will return to play in 2023 in first statement since release

December 16, 2022

‘I intend to play basketball for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury this season’

Brittney Griner soars to basket in Phoenix Mercury purple and orange uniform.

How Brittney Griner’s return impacts the Phoenix Mercury

December 9, 2022

Should she want to resume her basketball career, Griner faces free agency