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PostPosted: 07/01/17 11:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

LibFan25 wrote:
ima do lil J-Spoon lol

2019 prospects as of right now my opinion

Katie Lou Samuelson
Asia Durr
Kalani Brown
Azurá Stevens if she doesn't declare early
Napheesa Collier if she doesn't declare early
Teaira McCowan
Sophie Cunningham
Arike Ogunbowale
Kristine Anigwe
Stephanie Watts
Marina Mabrey
Jessica Shepard


I Like This List , But Im Not for sure if this is the draft order you presume. I Doubt KLS Goes #1 Only Due to the Dyer need for Bigs to compete with the elite W teams. Id Add Tea Cooper To This List Also. Head Case or not she has the skills to be in this league period. Oh And Btw Most Likely The Next Big Time Player Coming Out Of College Imo. Sabrina Ionescu DOB on Dec. 6, 1997 Meaning she will Be Elgible After Her Junior Season If She Wants To Early In 2019.

My Order With Early Entries Included
#1 Stevens Of She Stays
#2 T. McCowan If She Stays
#3. KLS (Possibly The ROY)
4. Sabrina Ionescu
#5. Kalani Brown
#6. Napheesa If She Stays
#7 Arike Ogumbawale
#8 Asia Durr
#9 Anigwe
#10 Marina Mabrey
#11 Shepard
#12 T. Cooper

Now If Turner redshirts Then This Is Null And Void Turner Would Most Likelt Go Top 5 Depending On Needs in 2019 Of She Stays



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If the Sky land the #2 pick, they'd be best taking Williams. Atlanta @ #3? All depends if McCoughtry returns to Atlanta.


It Atlanta can land Kelsey Mitchell all of Dreamland will be very happy.


If ATL gets #2 or #3 In The Lottery I Find it hard that they Pass On Diamond. Hometown Girl plus The thought of her and Lori Ann Brings So Many Things to Fruition I dont even know where to start. Please dont ask me to neither Laughing They would be A Fun team to watch thats for sure


Plus Michael Cooper has a thing for Tennessee players. Yeah, they probably would do that even though she wouldn't have a place to play.



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WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
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If the Sky land the #2 pick, they'd be best taking Williams. Atlanta @ #3? All depends if McCoughtry returns to Atlanta.


It Atlanta can land Kelsey Mitchell all of Dreamland will be very happy.


If ATL gets #2 or #3 In The Lottery I Find it hard that they Pass On Diamond. Hometown Girl plus The thought of her and Lori Ann Brings So Many Things to Fruition I dont even know where to start. Please dont ask me to neither Laughing They would be A Fun team to watch thats for sure


Plus Michael Cooper has a thing for Tennessee players. Yeah, they probably would do that even though she wouldn't have a place to play.


Just what the Dream need - DD as Angel's understudy. We'll call her "Lil Angel".



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PostPosted: 07/02/17 8:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If we assume McCoughtry's coming back, then they've got her and Hayes on the wing, plus having drafted Holmes and Sykes the last couple of years. Taking yet another 2/3, unless she's glaringly the best option at the position they're drafting, wouldn't seem like the best option. It'd at least force some reshuffling, you'd think.



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PostPosted: 07/02/17 9:23 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
LibFan25 wrote:
ima do lil J-Spoon lol

2019 prospects as of right now my opinion

Katie Lou Samuelson
Asia Durr
Kalani Brown
Azurá Stevens if she doesn't declare early
Napheesa Collier if she doesn't declare early
Teaira McCowan
Sophie Cunningham
Arike Ogunbowale
Kristine Anigwe
Stephanie Watts
Marina Mabrey
Jessica Shepard


I Like This List , But Im Not for sure if this is the draft order you presume. I Doubt KLS Goes #1 Only Due to the Dyer need for Bigs to compete with the elite W teams. Id Add Tea Cooper To This List Also. Head Case or not she has the skills to be in this league period. Oh And Btw Most Likely The Next Big Time Player Coming Out Of College Imo. Sabrina Ionescu DOB on Dec. 6, 1997 Meaning she will Be Elgible After Her Junior Season If She Wants To Early In 2019.

My Order With Early Entries Included
#1 Stevens Of She Stays
#2 T. McCowan If She Stays
#3. KLS (Possibly The ROY)
4. Sabrina Ionescu
#5. Kalani Brown
#6. Napheesa If She Stays
#7 Arike Ogumbawale
#8 Asia Durr
#9 Anigwe
#10 Marina Mabrey
#11 Shepard
#12 T. Cooper

Now If Turner redshirts Then This Is Null And Void Turner Would Most Likelt Go Top 5 Depending On Needs in 2019 Of She Stays


The international focus in 2019 should shift back to Australia. That assumes that Ezi Magbegor is not planning an NCAA career. I think she would have a reasonable chance at a first round pick in that case. Monique Conti would also probably be drafted at some point, although her full time commitment to basketball is still up in the air.
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PostPosted: 07/02/17 9:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Dream should focus on Lyttle's replacement in the draft. If they don't land Wilson, I think a trade is their best bet/. But we should wait to see if McCoughtry comes back to the Dream first.



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PostPosted: 07/02/17 10:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Diamond DeShields/Kaela Davis ...

How similar, how different?



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PostPosted: 07/02/17 11:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Diamond DeShields/Kaela Davis ...

How similar, how different?


They're both big, athletic, and inconsistent. Diamond is a bit more athletic, but Kaela is a little bigger. The most important difference is that Diamond is more aggressive and a better all-around player. She's much more active on the defensive end and off the boards. Diamond is also a better passer (when she focuses). Davis would sometimes disappear. DD can be bad, but she is rarely invisible.



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These are definitely not the type of numbers indicative of pro success, but both have the physical tools to develop into two-way players. Of course, there is a vast difference between drafting a player like this at 10 and in the lottery...


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My top 3 for 2018 would be Wilson, Williams & Mitchell.



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PostPosted: 07/02/17 12:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
LibFan25 wrote:
ima do lil J-Spoon lol

2019 prospects as of right now my opinion

Katie Lou Samuelson
Asia Durr
Kalani Brown
Azurá Stevens if she doesn't declare early
Napheesa Collier if she doesn't declare early
Teaira McCowan
Sophie Cunningham
Arike Ogunbowale
Kristine Anigwe
Stephanie Watts
Marina Mabrey
Jessica Shepard


I Like This List , But Im Not for sure if this is the draft order you presume. I Doubt KLS Goes #1 Only Due to the Dyer need for Bigs to compete with the elite W teams. Id Add Tea Cooper To This List Also. Head Case or not she has the skills to be in this league period. Oh And Btw Most Likely The Next Big Time Player Coming Out Of College Imo. Sabrina Ionescu DOB on Dec. 6, 1997 Meaning she will Be Elgible After Her Junior Season If She Wants To Early In 2019.

My Order With Early Entries Included
#1 Stevens Of She Stays
#2 T. McCowan If She Stays
#3. KLS (Possibly The ROY)
4. Sabrina Ionescu
#5. Kalani Brown
#6. Napheesa If She Stays
#7 Arike Ogumbawale
#8 Asia Durr
#9 Anigwe
#10 Marina Mabrey
#11 Shepard
#12 T. Cooper

Now If Turner redshirts Then This Is Null And Void Turner Would Most Likelt Go Top 5 Depending On Needs in 2019 Of She Stays


I gotta see more from Stevens and see how the team plays together with Gabby, KLS, and Collier. wow smh UCONN team will not lose a game lol Aisa Durr is a Bona-fide star. i would be shocked if she's not top3

Cooper got some catchin up to do but she showed flashes at UT that it won't surprise me at all and now she got Dawn on her side, you know she's gonna just play basketball and hopefully stay outta trouble. but i really like Stephanie Watts fron UNC, everytime i saw a game she would impress me. a lil bit out of control at times but the Talent is there and RAW

Ionescu is gonna be a good one, that deadly pull up jumper was money. to play in the NCAA tournament as a freshman in that stage tells me all-american status coming in the future.


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PostPosted: 07/02/17 1:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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The international focus in 2019 should shift back to Australia. That assumes that Ezi Magbegor is not planning an NCAA career.



Making it look Ezi: Ezi Magbegor is the next big thing in women’s basketball. Literally.

http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/zela/article/2016/07/19/making-it-look-ezi-ezi-magbegor-next-big-thing-womens-basketball-literally (article from a year ago)

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She’s also 194cm, just 1 centimetre short of Jackson, 9 behind the imposing Cambage, and still growing.

The Melbourne girl starred in the Australian Sapphires team which claimed gold in emphatic fashion at the FIBA under-17 world championships earlier this month.


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Australian under-17 coach Shannon Seebohm has played and coached with, and against, some of the sport’s brightest stars but says Magbegor is a rare talent.


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2016 was always about the Worlds.

Australia went through the Championships undefeated and sensationally knocked off the USA in the semi-final. It was America’s first ever loss at under-17 international level.


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"There are girls bigger than me and obviously I’m not as strong as them, I just get knocked over, but I use my athleticism to my advantage.”


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Magbegor dreams of representing the Opals at an Olympic Games and following in the footsteps of a star-studded list of Aussies and plying her trade in the WNBA.

“To play for Australia and make an Olympic team, that’s the pinnacle, 100 per cent,’’ she said.

“To play in the WNBA one day is also my major dream.”


Could be worth keeping an eye on her. Might even be better than the Lynx's third round pick this year. Wink



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PostPosted: 07/02/17 1:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

[quote="LibFan25"][quote="WNBA 09"][quote="LibFan25"]ima do lil J-Spoon lol

2019 prospects as of right now my opinion

Katie Lou Samuelson
Asia Durr
Kalani Brown
Azurá Stevens if she doesn't declare early
Napheesa Collier if she doesn't declare early
Teaira McCowan
Sophie Cunningham
Arike Ogunbowale
Kristine Anigwe
Stephanie Watts
Marina Mabrey
Jessica Shepard[/quote]

I Like This List , But Im Not for sure if this is the draft order you presume. I Doubt KLS Goes #1 Only Due to the Dyer need for Bigs to compete with the elite W teams. Id Add Tea Cooper To This List Also. Head Case or not she has the skills to be in this league period. Oh And Btw Most Likely The Next Big Time Player Coming Out Of College Imo. Sabrina Ionescu DOB on Dec. 6, 1997 Meaning she will Be Elgible After Her Junior Season If She Wants To Early In 2019.

My Order With Early Entries Included
#1 Stevens Of She Stays
#2 T. McCowan If She Stays
#3. KLS (Possibly The ROY)
4. Sabrina Ionescu
#5. Kalani Brown
#6. Napheesa If She Stays
#7 Arike Ogumbawale
#8 Asia Durr
#9 Anigwe
#10 Marina Mabrey
#11 Shepard
#12 T. Cooper

Now If Turner redshirts Then This Is Null And Void Turner Would Most Likelt Go Top 5 Depending On Needs in 2019 Of She Stays[/quote]

I gotta see more from Stevens and see how the team plays together with Gabby, KLS, and Collier. wow smh UCONN team will not lose a game lol Aisa Durr is a Bona-fide star. i would be shocked if she's not top3

Cooper got some catchin up to do but she showed flashes at UT that it won't surprise me at all and now she got Dawn on her side, you know she's gonna just play basketball and hopefully stay outta trouble. but i really like Stephanie Watts fron UNC, everytime i saw a game she would impress me. a lil bit out of control at times but the Talent is there and RAW

Ionescu is gonna be a good one, that deadly pull up jumper was money. to play in the NCAA tournament as a freshman in that stage tells me all-american status coming in the future.[/quote]

I like your list Libfan but I would put Stevens at 2, KLS and Stevens could be the most versatile players with unique size and length if Stevens has bought into playing with UCONN's pace, and if Stevens stays. I would drop Durr as she has to show me she can play D and play without the ball in her hands I heard there was a lot of frustration with her standing around while others were screening when she didn't have the ball.


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Kalani Brown is top three. If there's any question whatsoever, size wins and every lottery team needs size.



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This thread quickly changed to the 2019 draft watch.



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Anybody for 2020?


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Randy wrote:
Anybody for 2020?


I have 2020 vision for Ionescu and Slocum (will she stay until 2021?)



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PostPosted: 07/02/17 7:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
pilight wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
toad455 wrote:
If the Sky land the #2 pick, they'd be best taking Williams. Atlanta @ #3? All depends if McCoughtry returns to Atlanta.


It Atlanta can land Kelsey Mitchell all of Dreamland will be very happy.


If ATL gets #2 or #3 In The Lottery I Find it hard that they Pass On Diamond. Hometown Girl plus The thought of her and Lori Ann Brings So Many Things to Fruition I dont even know where to start. Please dont ask me to neither Laughing They would be A Fun team to watch thats for sure


Plus Michael Cooper has a thing for Tennessee players. Yeah, they probably would do that even though she wouldn't have a place to play.


Just what the Dream need - DD as Angel's understudy. We'll call her "Lil Angel".



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This season could possibly be Tips season audition for trade value. If ATL drafts Diamond Shes going to start That Is all.



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PostPosted: 07/02/17 8:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Kalani Brown is top three. If there's any question whatsoever, size wins and every lottery team needs size.


She also out played McCowen head to head, not sure why Brown wouldn't go top 2? She's big she's strong can run the floor and Finnish with both hands.
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I can't see that being a decision made by the coaches. If the owners say we need DD to become our next supertar diva so play her, I could see it happening. The owners don't seem to do that sort of thing however.

I just hope the don't draft DD. Cooper has done pretty well the last 2 seasons in adding talent so I'm hoping he will get the right player.


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If NY ends up in the lottery (please no) or can put something together to jump from 5-8 to #4 I will be happy with G. Williams, D. Deshields or K. Mitchell. Gabby seems like the most Liberty-esque of those options but we need offense, DD and K. Mitch will score for us. Why can't we score? We need a 1 on 1 player DD and Mitchell can both do that. I was in the Diamond to NY camp before, better yet we end up 5 or 6 in the playoffs and DD drops to 6 or 7 in the draft and it all works out great.

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I can see DeShields dropping as low at #5 or even #6. Laimbeer might be the right coach for her.



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If NY ends up in the lottery (please no) or can put something together to jump from 5-8 to #4 I will be happy with G. Williams, D. Deshields or K. Mitchell. Gabby seems like the most Liberty-esque of those options but we need offense, DD and K. Mitch will score for us. Why can't we score? We need a 1 on 1 player DD and Mitchell can both do that. I was in the Diamond to NY camp before, better yet we end up 5 or 6 in the playoffs and DD drops to 6 or 7 in the draft and it all works out great.


I betcha Laimbeer was salivating all over Sykes. "Tweety, is that you? Have you come back to me?" Snap out of it, Laimbeer. That's Sykes and she's never gonna be playing for you, hopefully. Maybe Cooper can pull a Sykes for NYL's 2018 lottery pick. Naw, the Liberty have too much talent to be in the lottery. He just seems to be struggling defining players' roles. If the Liberty end up in the 2018 lottery, the toughest decision will be figuring out who the next coach will be.

As far as Top 4 in 2018 goes, what happens if Azura Stevens declares early? She leads my list of most likely to declare. Some 2017 playoff teams are going to land some lottery level talent.



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If NY ends up in the lottery (please no) or can put something together to jump from 5-8 to #4 I will be happy with G. Williams, D. Deshields or K. Mitchell. Gabby seems like the most Liberty-esque of those options but we need offense, DD and K. Mitch will score for us. Why can't we score? We need a 1 on 1 player DD and Mitchell can both do that. I was in the Diamond to NY camp before, better yet we end up 5 or 6 in the playoffs and DD drops to 6 or 7 in the draft and it all works out great.

Prince, Rodgers, DD, Charles, Stokes



Yes im with you Spoon, need more scoring, more weapons off the bench. if we can get a player like K. Mitchell or Deshields..now you got another weapon. i know people won't agree with me but don't care, i would try to trade Prince and getting another 1st round pick if we can, not a fan of Prince, she slows the game down....i want more speed and more pace

and i agree with Shades, if the Libs end up in the lottery, time for a new coach.


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With diamond going overseas i think that helps her draft stock tremendously . Shes going to play against W talent every night and will be ready for the pace and speed of the game . Coaches will recognize although most of them have , but they can use her performance this season as a measuring stick better than a player competing on the college level . IF she does well she could be the top Pick , if she struggles to adjust which i highly doubt then she could be as low as #5 . But Top 3 seems logically in DD case.



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With diamond going overseas i think that helps her draft stock tremendously . Shes going to play against W talent every night and will be ready for the pace and speed of the game . Coaches will recognize although most of them have , but they can use her performance this season as a measuring stick better than a player competing on the college level . IF she does well she could be the top Pick , if she struggles to adjust which i highly doubt then she could be as low as #5 . But Top 3 seems logically in DD case.


Your scenario could play out, but it also seems possible she has trouble adapting to overseas play and maybe the coaches and team mates there won't be inclined to put up with her.

BTW - in the Dallas 2017 thread Ay Mate swrote:

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Swish Appeal says Diamond DeShields was at a recent Dallas Wings game and asked a player for Bridget Petis's phone number and told a reporter that she will be here in Dallas for the next WNBA season.



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WNBA 09 wrote:
With diamond going overseas i think that helps her draft stock tremendously . Shes going to play against W talent every night and will be ready for the pace and speed of the game . Coaches will recognize although most of them have , but they can use her performance this season as a measuring stick better than a player competing on the college level . IF she does well she could be the top Pick , if she struggles to adjust which i highly doubt then she could be as low as #5 . But Top 3 seems logically in DD case.


Your scenario could play out, but it also seems possible she has trouble adapting to overseas play and maybe the coaches and team mates there won't be inclined to put up with her.

BTW - in the Dallas 2017 thread Ay Mate swrote:

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Swish Appeal says Diamond DeShields was at a recent Dallas Wings game and asked a player for Bridget Petis's phone number and told a reporter that she will be here in Dallas for the next WNBA season.



Diamond in dallas sure , we dont exactly need her here but id take her. BTW on the asia durr comment made earlier she is not a lottery pick . Only things she does is shoot a high volume of shots with majority not going in ALa Betty Lennox 2.0



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WNBA 09 wrote:
Randy wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
With diamond going overseas i think that helps her draft stock tremendously . Shes going to play against W talent every night and will be ready for the pace and speed of the game . Coaches will recognize although most of them have , but they can use her performance this season as a measuring stick better than a player competing on the college level . IF she does well she could be the top Pick , if she struggles to adjust which i highly doubt then she could be as low as #5 . But Top 3 seems logically in DD case.


Your scenario could play out, but it also seems possible she has trouble adapting to overseas play and maybe the coaches and team mates there won't be inclined to put up with her.

BTW - in the Dallas 2017 thread Ay Mate swrote:

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Swish Appeal says Diamond DeShields was at a recent Dallas Wings game and asked a player for Bridget Petis's phone number and told a reporter that she will be here in Dallas for the next WNBA season.



Diamond in dallas sure , we dont exactly need her here but id take her. BTW on the asia durr comment made earlier she is not a lottery pick . Only things she does is shoot a high volume of shots with majority not going in ALa Betty Lennox 2.0



But yes or no, does she have to enter the draft?



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But yes or no, does she have to enter the draft?

The bit of the CBA that states "No player may sign a Contract or play in the WNBA unless she has been eligible for selection in at least one (1) WNBA Draft." would distinctly suggest yes.



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But yes or no, does she have to enter the draft?

The bit of the CBA that states "No player may sign a Contract or play in the WNBA unless she has been eligible for selection in at least one (1) WNBA Draft." would distinctly suggest yes.


If she plays overseas she could claim to be an "international player" and thus have been retroactively eligible for the 2015 draft Laughing



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caune wrote:
But yes or no, does she have to enter the draft?

The bit of the CBA that states "No player may sign a Contract or play in the WNBA unless she has been eligible for selection in at least one (1) WNBA Draft." would distinctly suggest yes.


If she plays overseas she could claim to be an "international player" and thus have been retroactively eligible for the 2015 draft Laughing
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caune wrote:
But yes or no, does she have to enter the draft?

The bit of the CBA that states "No player may sign a Contract or play in the WNBA unless she has been eligible for selection in at least one (1) WNBA Draft." would distinctly suggest yes.


If she plays overseas she could claim to be an "international player" and thus have been retroactively eligible for the 2015 draft Laughing


I suspect the interpretation will be that she is draftable. She wasn't eligible this year since she didn't declare. She can't retroactively become an international player. But she could refuse to sign with whoever drafts her next year and just play overseas.



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Maybe pilight is onto something. She becomes of citizen of fortune for Holy See or one of the other 43 Euro counties and joins their NT - renounces her US citizenship (though I don't know that she would need to) and suddenly she is an undrafted foreign player. Plays where she wants....(Still I'd rather have the legal fees on making that one stick rather than the WNBA salary.)


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As far as I know, foreign players who go through the NCAA system are subject to the same rules as American players.

My interpretation is once a player renounces remaining NCAA eligibility, which seems to be the case for DeShields, she automatically becomes eligible for the next draft. I'm pretty sure she can't block being drafted, just like foreign players can't block being drafted when they become age-eligible. She can refuse to report to the team that drafted her, but in that case, what WNBA team (other than the most desperate ones) really wants to deal with a player like that?

All this fuss over a story from Swish Appeal, who would be willing to run a story based on a twitter rumor.



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Looking at this list up the page, I think Anigwe is way too low. I see her as a top three pick. She could well be the next Ogwumike. 6'4", physically strong, quick with good feet and mobility. Good defender. I'd happily draft her for my team.

Azura Stevens has a lot to prove. She certainly wasn't close to being the #1 pick when she last played for Duke. Maybe she will be after playing for a year at UConn, but we'll see. Let's see if she is more willing to play close to the basket and to handle physical contact.

Putting Cooper in the first round at this stage strikes me as "well she was good in high school and AAU," 'cause she sure hasn't shown merit as a first round pick in college.

I'll be curious to see what Shepard looks like with better coaching and especially surrounded by better teammates. Another big question mark. Although right now I'm guessing she will use both years of eligibility and won't be drafted until 2020.

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#2 T. McCowan If She Stays
#3. KLS (Possibly The ROY)
4. Sabrina Ionescu
#5. Kalani Brown
#6. Napheesa If She Stays
#7 Arike Ogumbawale
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https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2017/07/wu23-tc-roster.aspx

Alot of Star Power on this one, Gonna be hard to pick 12 players lol

I bet Miss Wilson will make the team don't cha think?


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According to the USAB release "Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens who are 23 years old or younger and currently are freshmen, sophomores or juniors in college." Aren't there some players on there who have their degrees and are playing this fall as graduate students? Mercedes Russell for instance? Or Lexie Brown perhaps?


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Aja Wilson and LaChina Robinson




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Tynice Martin is another player who stood out to me , anybody know the kids age ? I know she was born in march just not for sure what year ? Might be another early entry possibility there...



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Tynice Martin is another player who stood out to me , anybody know the kids age ? I know she was born in march just not for sure what year ? Might be another early entry possibility there...


Need year of birth to say for sure. But seeing that she is going into her junior year, hasn't red-shirted, and is born in March, I'd say it's not looking good for an early declaration. Most players who are old for their class are born later in the calendar year.



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Tynice Martin is another player who stood out to me , anybody know the kids age ? I know she was born in march just not for sure what year ? Might be another early entry possibility there...


Need year of birth to say for sure. But seeing that she is going into her junior year, hasn't red-shirted, and is born in March, I'd say it's not looking good for an early declaration. Most players who are old for their class are born later in the calendar year.


Born in march going into junior yr possibly just turned 21 which means she will be 22 next yr during the NCAA's which would make her eligible right?



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ArtBest23 wrote:
According to the USAB release "Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens who are 23 years old or younger and currently are freshmen, sophomores or juniors in college." Aren't there some players on there who have their degrees and are playing this fall as graduate students? Mercedes Russell for instance? Or Lexie Brown perhaps?


As was the case when the competition was announced, the assumption would be athletic eligibility year as opposed to academic status. It basically eliminates any players who just graduated, but are not in the WNBA like say if Jankoska had wanted to try out for the team. Where this would leave Diamond DeShields is anyone's best guess.
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WNBA 09 wrote:
Shades wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Tynice Martin is another player who stood out to me , anybody know the kids age ? I know she was born in march just not for sure what year ? Might be another early entry possibility there...


Need year of birth to say for sure. But seeing that she is going into her junior year, hasn't red-shirted, and is born in March, I'd say it's not looking good for an early declaration. Most players who are old for their class are born later in the calendar year.


Born in march going into junior yr possibly just turned 21 which means she will be 22 next yr during the NCAA's which would make her eligible right?


I'm guessing she's born in 1997 as would be typical for a true junior.



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Shades wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Shades wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Tynice Martin is another player who stood out to me , anybody know the kids age ? I know she was born in march just not for sure what year ? Might be another early entry possibility there...


Need year of birth to say for sure. But seeing that she is going into her junior year, hasn't red-shirted, and is born in March, I'd say it's not looking good for an early declaration. Most players who are old for their class are born later in the calendar year.


Born in march going into junior yr possibly just turned 21 which means she will be 22 next yr during the NCAA's which would make her eligible right?


I'm guessing she's born in 1997 as would be typical for a true junior.


Yeah that makes since now that i think of the school year calendar . Either way though you cant deny shes going to be something special ! Top 3 Pick Imo.



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Some really interesting insights into drafting players. Though written about the NBA, the concepts apply to the WNBA as well. Part 1 is quite interesting, Part 2 is a bit philosophical, Part 3 is more analytic.

https://cleaningtheglass.com/a-roll-of-the-dice-part-1/




https://cleaningtheglass.com/a-roll-of-the-dice-part-2/

https://cleaningtheglass.com/a-roll-of-the-dice-part-3/

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Similarly, one could argue that talent evaluators shouldn’t get any special credit for taking a player in the range most people expected them to go in, no matter how that player turned out. Draymond Green, for example, was taken 35th in the 2012 draft. But this was around the range most teams would have taken him — if Golden State didn’t take him at 35 then some other team likely would have shortly thereafter, and that team would be lauded. Green’s selection, then, might have been less about great talent evaluation and more simply being in the right place at the right time. Bob Myers, the Warriors’ GM, has even said as much, acknowledging that if the Warriors knew Green would have been this good they wouldn’t have passed on him at #7 and again at #30: “We kind of blew it. But at least we got him.”


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WAS is only two games ahead of the best team in the lottery, and their two year cumulative is in better position than some of the teams currently in the lottery positions.

Fans of CHI are probably hoping DAL doesn't dip into the lottery.



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Stars have an 11 loss lead on the Wings and 15 or more on everyone else. No one can catch the Stars. Stars will get the 44%.


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Stars have an 11 loss lead on the Wings and 15 or more on everyone else. No one can catch the Stars. Stars will get the 44%.


And something says they wont get #1 still Cool



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Stars have an 11 loss lead on the Wings and 15 or more on everyone else. No one can catch the Stars. Stars will get the 44%.


And something says they wont get #1 still Cool



Based on this season so far, it didn't help them much. Nor did getting No. 5.


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