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PostPosted: 03/08/18 10:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
She's at least 6-3 on a relative scale.


bing, bing, bing. I'd say take 2" off most of those girls and you're closer to 'real' - some maybe only 1, some closer to 3. It doesn't matter so much for big guards...but it does matter a bit more for posts. Lewis and Akhator were both really really bad in the few minutes they got. But if you're keeping one, all things else being equal, you might as well keep the one that at least has height.

Or maybe try to trade Akhator to Connecticut. Exclamation Razz



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PostPosted: 03/09/18 9:17 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't follow FIBA regularly. Why is Musina never mentioned as a draftee? Is it clear for some reason that she isn't interested in the W or that the W would not be interested in her? Just curious.
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PostPosted: 03/09/18 12:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nerd2 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
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The only question I have is about Dallas taking another center. I recognize that Akhator and Lewis didn't show much last year but Akhator is at least playing overseas and for her NT. If they penciled her in as their backup center, would you see them taking someone else?


These picks are just guesses of whom they might take in the Draft, not necessarily mine. To be honest, I don't like Russell that high but thinking about what they need as a backup Center and Fred picking, I slotted her in there.

As for DeShields, I doubt she will accept going to Chicago, if chosen, as she wants to play for Dallas and Diamond usually {always?} gets what she wants.

Barring a trade and Diamond refusing, I'd guess two of these three for Chicago: Vivians, Williams and Nurse.


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RavenDog wrote:
Nerd2 wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
Subject to Change in a heartbeat

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The only question I have is about Dallas taking another center. I recognize that Akhator and Lewis didn't show much last year but Akhator is at least playing overseas and for her NT. If they penciled her in as their backup center, would you see them taking someone else?


These picks are just guesses of whom they might take in the Draft, not necessarily mine. To be honest, I don't like Russell that high but thinking about what they need as a backup Center and Fred picking, I slotted her in there.

As for DeShields, I doubt she will accept going to Chicago, if chosen, as she wants to play for Dallas and Diamond usually {always?} gets what she wants.

Barring a trade and Diamond refusing, I'd guess two of these three for Chicago: Vivians, Williams and Nurse.


I agree ive gotten low on russell over the past few weeks , but i still think Fred and bibb take her , she is the only person in this draft remotely close to filling our need of a back up post.



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PostPosted: 03/09/18 1:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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toad455 wrote:
If Vadeeva says she's playing this season, so that lock her into #2? Would Chicago pass on her with Dolson, Coates & Parker already at center?


I was worried about Spooner becoming obsessed with Vadeeva. Turns out toad is the most obsessed.

Pokey wanted that #8 pick for a reason. Mitchell or DeShields are unlikely to be around at #8. Vadeeva could be around at #8. If she’s not, no big deal. Grab another nice player.


My guess on Vadeeva is that she's locked into one or maybe two teams. If they pick her, she might come over but for how long? I don't think she wants to come over to just play in the WNBA but to play for a championship likely team.


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PostPosted: 03/09/18 1:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RavenDog wrote:
Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
If Vadeeva says she's playing this season, so that lock her into #2? Would Chicago pass on her with Dolson, Coates & Parker already at center?


I was worried about Spooner becoming obsessed with Vadeeva. Turns out toad is the most obsessed.

Pokey wanted that #8 pick for a reason. Mitchell or DeShields are unlikely to be around at #8. Vadeeva could be around at #8. If she’s not, no big deal. Grab another nice player.


My guess on Vadeeva is that she's locked into one or maybe two teams. If they pick her, she might come over but for how long? I don't think she wants to come over to just play in the WNBA but to play for a championship likely team.


Do you think she’ll be like Ndour and tell some coaches she’s not interested in playing but she may tell a certain team that she’s interested? Why she chose San Antonio I have no clue. Sure wasn’t about winning a championship.

Not sure why, but I have a feeling Vadeeva would prefer being with the Sparks. She currently plays with Ogwumike overseas and what not. Magic Johnson is part owner of the LA Dodgers and what not.




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PostPosted: 03/09/18 1:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
RavenDog wrote:
Shades wrote:
toad455 wrote:
If Vadeeva says she's playing this season, so that lock her into #2? Would Chicago pass on her with Dolson, Coates & Parker already at center?


I was worried about Spooner becoming obsessed with Vadeeva. Turns out toad is the most obsessed.

Pokey wanted that #8 pick for a reason. Mitchell or DeShields are unlikely to be around at #8. Vadeeva could be around at #8. If she’s not, no big deal. Grab another nice player.


My guess on Vadeeva is that she's locked into one or maybe two teams. If they pick her, she might come over but for how long? I don't think she wants to come over to just play in the WNBA but to play for a championship likely team.


Do you think she’ll be like Ndour and tell some coaches she’s not interested in playing but she may tell a certain team that she’s interested? Why she chose San Antonio I have no clue. Sure wasn’t about winning a championship.

Not sure why, but I have a feeling Vadeeva would prefer being with the Sparks. She currently plays with Ogwumike overseas and what not. Magic Johnson is part owner of the LA Dodgers and what not.



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Yeah, what the Sparks really need is another post player for Agler to sit on the bench



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PostPosted: 03/09/18 2:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This is how rumors start. One person says
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My guess on Vadeeva is that she's locked into one or maybe two teams"
based on absolutely nothing but a gut feeling. Another chimes in with
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Not sure why, but I have a feeling Vadeeva would prefer being with the Sparks
based on noticing she plays with Nneka and ignoring Prince and McCoughtry on the same team.

And now suddenly we have a discussion about how a 19 year old is placing diva-ish constraints on where she will go. Sure, folks are entitled to their opinions but this is called creating gossip. Folks will come into this discussion assuming that there was some basis for starting it and take it as fact.


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PostPosted: 03/09/18 2:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Yeah, what the Sparks really need is another post player for Agler to sit on the bench


Sparks don’t “need” a lot, but they could use another post player. They only have 4 now and one of them is TJJ. And she can show up when she’s able so not a lot of pressure.



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PostPosted: 03/09/18 2:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
I don't follow FIBA regularly. Why is Musina never mentioned as a draftee? Is it clear for some reason that she isn't interested in the W or that the W would not be interested in her? Just curious.

Some of us have mentioned her, and she definitely has an interesting set of skills. I wouldn't be surprised if someone took her in the third round (or even the second if they've run out of appealing Americans). But she hasn't had the playing time or success of Vadeeva (plus true bigs always draw more interest because there just aren't that many), so there hasn't been the same level of hype.

I haven't seen a single public comment from either of them about whether or not they have the slightest interest in the WNBA. But some of us have suggested that if a team takes Vadeeva early, maybe they'd take Musina later on so that they could come over as a package deal. Might make the transition easier (although I also have no idea if they're actually friends).



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https://summitthoops.com/2018/03/02/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-v-3-0-ranking-underclassmen/2/
1. Las Vegas Aces: A’ja Wilson, 6/5 F/C South Carolina
2. Indiana Fever: Kelsey Mitchell, 5’8 G Ohio State
3. Chicago Sky: Diamond DeShields, 6’1 F Tennessee
4. Chicago Sky: Gabby Williams, 5’11 F Connecticut
5. Seattle Storm: Jordin Canada, 5’6 G UCLA
6. Dallas Wings: Lexie Brown, 5’9 G Duke (+2)
7. Washington Mystics: Kia Nurse 6′ G Connecticut (+5)
8. Phoenix Mercury Maria Vadeeva, 6’3 C Russia (-2)
9. Connecticut Sun: Victoria Vivians, 6’1 F, Mississippi State
10. New York Liberty: Ariel Atkins 5’11 G/F Texas (+8)
11. Los Angeles Sparks: Stephanie Mavunga 6’3 F/C Ohio State
12. Minnesota Lynx: Katelynn Flaherty 5’7 G Michigan (+4)

13. Las Vegas Monique Billings, 6’4 F UCLA (-3)
14. Indiana Tyler Scaife, 5’9 G Rutgers (-3)
15. Connecticut Jaime Nared, 6’2 G/F Tennessee
16. Atlanta Brook McCarty 5’4 G Texas (+6)
17. Minnesota Mercedes Russell 6’6 C Tennessee (Bargain!)
18. Dallas Shakayla Thomas 5’11 F Florida State (-5)
19. Washington Taeler Deer 5’5 G Texas State
20. Phoenix AJ Alix 5’6 G Florida State
21. Phoenix Vionise Pierre-Louis 6’4 C Oklahoma
22. New York Marie Gulich 6’5 C Oregon State (+NE)
23. Los Angeles Natalie Butler 6’5 C George Mason (+1)
24. Minnesota Rebecca Greenwell 6’1 G/F Duke (+3)

25. Las Vegas Jackie Kemph 5’7 G St. Louis
26. Phoenix Morgan William 5’5 G Mississippi State (-3)
27. Atlanta Loryn Goodwin 5’9 G Oklahoma State (-1)
28. Chicago Ke’Shunan James 6’1 G/F Murray State
29. Seattle Teana Muldrow 6’1 F West Virginia
30. Dallas Tyra Buss 5’8 G Indiana
31. Washington Gabbi Ortiz 5’9 G Oklahoma
32. Las Vegas Kolby Morgan 5’8 G Tulane (+3)
33. Connecticut Lexi Bando 5’9 G/F Oregon
34. New York Kristen Confroy 5’9 G Maryland
35. Los Angeles Myisha Hines-Allen 6’2 F Louisville (-3)
36. Minnesota Carlie Wagner 5’10 G Minnesota


https://summitthoops.com/2018/03/09/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-trade-aftermath/amp/2/ (His analysis at the link)

1. Las Vegas Aces: A’ja Wilson, 6/5 F/C South Carolina
2. Indiana Fever: Kelsey Mitchell, 5’8 G Ohio State
3. Chicago Sky: Diamond DeShields, 6’1 F Tennessee
4. Chicago Sky: Gabby Williams, 5’11 F Connecticut
5. Seattle Storm: Jordin Canada, 5’6 G UCLA
6. Dallas Wings: Lexie Brown, 5’9 G Duke
7. Washington Mystics: Victoria Vivians, 6’1 F, Mississippi State (+2)
8. Indiana Fever: Maria Vadeeva, 6’3 C Russia
9. Connecticut Sun: Kia Nurse 6′ G Connecticut. (-2)
10. New York Liberty: Ariel Atkins 5’11 G/F Texas
11. Los Angeles Sparks: Stephanie Mavunga 6’3 F/C Ohio State
12. Phoenix Mercury: Monique Billings, 6’4 F UCLA (+1)

13. Las Vegas Shakayla Thomas 5’11 F Florida State (+5)
14. Indiana Tyler Scaife, 5’9 G Rutgers
15. Connecticut Jaime Nared, 6’2 G/F Tennessee
16. Atlanta Brook McCarty 5’4 G Texas
17. Minnesota Mercedes Russell 6’6 C Tennessee
18. Dallas Katelynn Flaherty 5’7 G Michigan (-6)
19. Washington Taeler Deer 5’5 G Texas State
20. Phoenix AJ Alix 5’6 G Florida State
21. Phoenix Vionise Pierre-Louis 6’4 C Oklahoma
22. New York Myisha Hines-Allen 6’2 F Louisville (+13)
23. Los Angeles Natalie Butler 6’5 C George Mason
24. Minnesota Rebecca Greenwell 6’1 G/F Duke

25. Las Vegas Jackie Kemph 5’7 G St. Louis
26. Phoenix Morgan William 5’5 G Mississippi State
27. Atlanta Loryn Goodwin 5’9 G Oklahoma State
28. Chicago Marie Gulich 6’5 C Oregon State (-6)
29. Seattle Teana Muldrow 6’1 F West Virginia
30. Dallas Tyra Buss 5’8 G Indiana
31. Washington Gabbi Ortiz 5’9 G Oklahoma
32. Las Vegas Kolby Morgan 5’8 G Tulane
33. Connecticut Lexi Bando 5’9 G/F Oregon
34. New York Kristen Confroy 5’9 G Maryland
35. Los Angeles Ke’Shunan James 6’1 G/F Murray State (-7)
36. Minnesota Carli Wagner 5’10 G Minnesota



#8 - Different team owns this pick since his last mock draft, but the same player is chosen. Makes more sense this time.

Does he have enough guards going to Dallas?

Has Thibault really shown an interest in this Taeler Deer? Seems like his most random pick.

Laimbeer laughed at the notion that he’d choose multiple mid-major players in Megdal’s very first mock draft ever. I guess he didn’t learn from that. Surprised



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Shades wrote:
pilight wrote:
Yeah, what the Sparks really need is another post player for Agler to sit on the bench


Sparks don’t “need” a lot, but they could use another post player. They only have 4 now and one of them is TJJ. And she can show up when she’s able so not a lot of pressure.


My question was more of why would she want to play for LA when she wouldn't actually get to play?



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PostPosted: 03/09/18 11:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Shades wrote:
pilight wrote:
Yeah, what the Sparks really need is another post player for Agler to sit on the bench


Sparks don’t “need” a lot, but they could use another post player. They only have 4 now and one of them is TJJ. And she can show up when she’s able so not a lot of pressure.


My question was more of why would she want to play for LA when she wouldn't actually get to play?


It sounded like you were talking about the Sparks needed, not her needs. But who knows what she wants? At 20 years old, maybe she doesn’t want the high expectations and pressure. Cambage didn’t seem to want it. With the Sparks, Vadeeva could conceivably work her way up to first post off the bench if she’s really all that good. If she’s good and she ends up showing up every year, she helps alleviate cap space (Lavender takes a pay cut or gets traded).

Oh, and Vadeeva only averages 20 mpg on her current team, so it’s not like she’s developed this feeling of entitlement for big minutes.



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Shades wrote:
Shades wrote:

https://summitthoops.com/2018/03/02/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-v-3-0-ranking-underclassmen/2/
1. Las Vegas Aces: A’ja Wilson, 6/5 F/C South Carolina
2. Indiana Fever: Kelsey Mitchell, 5’8 G Ohio State
3. Chicago Sky: Diamond DeShields, 6’1 F Tennessee
4. Chicago Sky: Gabby Williams, 5’11 F Connecticut
5. Seattle Storm: Jordin Canada, 5’6 G UCLA
6. Dallas Wings: Lexie Brown, 5’9 G Duke (+2)
7. Washington Mystics: Kia Nurse 6′ G Connecticut (+5)
8. Phoenix Mercury Maria Vadeeva, 6’3 C Russia (-2)
9. Connecticut Sun: Victoria Vivians, 6’1 F, Mississippi State
10. New York Liberty: Ariel Atkins 5’11 G/F Texas (+8)
11. Los Angeles Sparks: Stephanie Mavunga 6’3 F/C Ohio State
12. Minnesota Lynx: Katelynn Flaherty 5’7 G Michigan (+4)

13. Las Vegas Monique Billings, 6’4 F UCLA (-3)
14. Indiana Tyler Scaife, 5’9 G Rutgers (-3)
15. Connecticut Jaime Nared, 6’2 G/F Tennessee
16. Atlanta Brook McCarty 5’4 G Texas (+6)
17. Minnesota Mercedes Russell 6’6 C Tennessee (Bargain!)
18. Dallas Shakayla Thomas 5’11 F Florida State (-5)
19. Washington Taeler Deer 5’5 G Texas State
20. Phoenix AJ Alix 5’6 G Florida State
21. Phoenix Vionise Pierre-Louis 6’4 C Oklahoma
22. New York Marie Gulich 6’5 C Oregon State (+NE)
23. Los Angeles Natalie Butler 6’5 C George Mason (+1)
24. Minnesota Rebecca Greenwell 6’1 G/F Duke (+3)

25. Las Vegas Jackie Kemph 5’7 G St. Louis
26. Phoenix Morgan William 5’5 G Mississippi State (-3)
27. Atlanta Loryn Goodwin 5’9 G Oklahoma State (-1)
28. Chicago Ke’Shunan James 6’1 G/F Murray State
29. Seattle Teana Muldrow 6’1 F West Virginia
30. Dallas Tyra Buss 5’8 G Indiana
31. Washington Gabbi Ortiz 5’9 G Oklahoma
32. Las Vegas Kolby Morgan 5’8 G Tulane (+3)
33. Connecticut Lexi Bando 5’9 G/F Oregon
34. New York Kristen Confroy 5’9 G Maryland
35. Los Angeles Myisha Hines-Allen 6’2 F Louisville (-3)
36. Minnesota Carlie Wagner 5’10 G Minnesota


https://summitthoops.com/2018/03/09/2018-wnba-draft-big-board-trade-aftermath/amp/2/ (His analysis at the link)

1. Las Vegas Aces: A’ja Wilson, 6/5 F/C South Carolina
2. Indiana Fever: Kelsey Mitchell, 5’8 G Ohio State
3. Chicago Sky: Diamond DeShields, 6’1 F Tennessee
4. Chicago Sky: Gabby Williams, 5’11 F Connecticut
5. Seattle Storm: Jordin Canada, 5’6 G UCLA
6. Dallas Wings: Lexie Brown, 5’9 G Duke
7. Washington Mystics: Victoria Vivians, 6’1 F, Mississippi State (+2)
8. Indiana Fever: Maria Vadeeva, 6’3 C Russia
9. Connecticut Sun: Kia Nurse 6′ G Connecticut. (-2)
10. New York Liberty: Ariel Atkins 5’11 G/F Texas
11. Los Angeles Sparks: Stephanie Mavunga 6’3 F/C Ohio State
12. Phoenix Mercury: Monique Billings, 6’4 F UCLA (+1)

13. Las Vegas Shakayla Thomas 5’11 F Florida State (+5)
14. Indiana Tyler Scaife, 5’9 G Rutgers
15. Connecticut Jaime Nared, 6’2 G/F Tennessee
16. Atlanta Brook McCarty 5’4 G Texas
17. Minnesota Mercedes Russell 6’6 C Tennessee
18. Dallas Katelynn Flaherty 5’7 G Michigan (-6)
19. Washington Taeler Deer 5’5 G Texas State
20. Phoenix AJ Alix 5’6 G Florida State
21. Phoenix Vionise Pierre-Louis 6’4 C Oklahoma
22. New York Myisha Hines-Allen 6’2 F Louisville (+13)
23. Los Angeles Natalie Butler 6’5 C George Mason
24. Minnesota Rebecca Greenwell 6’1 G/F Duke

25. Las Vegas Jackie Kemph 5’7 G St. Louis
26. Phoenix Morgan William 5’5 G Mississippi State
27. Atlanta Loryn Goodwin 5’9 G Oklahoma State
28. Chicago Marie Gulich 6’5 C Oregon State (-6)
29. Seattle Teana Muldrow 6’1 F West Virginia
30. Dallas Tyra Buss 5’8 G Indiana
31. Washington Gabbi Ortiz 5’9 G Oklahoma
32. Las Vegas Kolby Morgan 5’8 G Tulane
33. Connecticut Lexi Bando 5’9 G/F Oregon
34. New York Kristen Confroy 5’9 G Maryland
35. Los Angeles Ke’Shunan James 6’1 G/F Murray State (-7)
36. Minnesota Carli Wagner 5’10 G Minnesota



#8 - Different team owns this pick since his last mock draft, but the same player is chosen. Makes more sense this time.

Does he have enough guards going to Dallas?

Has Thibault really shown an interest in this Taeler Deer? Seems like his most random pick.

Laimbeer laughed at the notion that he’d choose multiple mid-major players in Megdal’s very first mock draft ever. I guess he didn’t learn from that. Surprised


It just gets worse & worse. This is the most disrespectful mock ive seen for my team. Shocked 3 small guards , sitting in a tree all wanting to fly with the Dallas wings Rolling Eyes



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Post Players Set to Take Spotlight in Women's NCAA Tournament

https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2018/03/09/womens-ncaa-tournament-uconn-auriemma-aja-wilson-teaira-mccowan

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It's "the era of the Big Girls," as South Carolina 6'5" senior A'ja Wilson puts it. "Coming in my freshman year it was a guard-heavy game," says Wilson, the likely No. 1 pick in April's WNBA draft. "I had an opportunity to be in the Final Four in 2015, and there were big-time guards like Jewell Loyd of Notre Dame. Now, the post players are taking over.


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A formidable five in the post will have an outsized impact on the Final Four in Columbus, Ohio.


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McCowan's presence in the post creates opportunities for senior All-America shooting guard Victoria Vivians (19.7 ppg) and point guards William and Jazzmun Holmes to drive and drop when they hit a road block in the lane. "She also gives us forgiveness on the defensive end, where if we get beat off the bounce, we still have a 6'7" aircraft carrier waiting," Schaefer says. "She cleans up a lot of our mess."


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Schaefer is no doubt counting down the days until Wilson lands in the WNBA: He has not only had to face her up to three times a year in SEC play, but she also thwarted his title hopes last season


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“Anytime you have someone 6'5" who is that active and touches the ball that many times, you need to double her. You can't guard one-on-one.”


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Stevens ranks fourth in the country in two-point percentage at 68.7%, tops among all players on a top 10 team. She also ranks in the top 2% among players in shooting efficiency, offensive


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If you were going to create the ideal women's college basketball post, you'd start with Kalani Brown's gene pool. Her father is P.J. Brown, who was an exceptional 6'11" post defender during his 15 seasons in the NBA as a forward-center. Her mother, Dee, was a 6'3" forward at Louisiana Tech from 1990–91 through '9



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http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22714653/south-carolina-aja-wilson-uconn-huskies-duo-headline-espnw-all-america-first-team

ESPNW All-American Teams

First Team
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon, G, 5-foot-11, sophomore
2017-18: 19.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 7.8 APG

Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State, C, 6-foot-7, junior
2017-18: 17.7 PPG, 13.2 RPG, 60.2 field goal percentage

Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn, G/F, 6-foot-3, junior
2017-18: 17.9 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 46.2 3-point field goal percentage

Gabby Williams, UConn, F, 5-foot-11, senior
2017-18: 10.6 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 5.2 assists, 81 steals

A'ja Wilson, South Carolina, F, 6-foot-5, senior
2017-18: 22.6 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 94 blocks


Second Team
Kalani Brown, Baylor, C, 6-foot-7, junior
2017-18: 20.2 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 66.3 field goal percentage

Napheesa Collier, UConn, F, 6-foot-1, junior
2017-18: 15.4 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 3.2 APG

Asia Durr, Louisville, G, 5-foot-10, junior
2017-18: 18.8 PPG, 2.1 APG, 102 3-pointers

Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State, G, 5-foot-8, senior
2017-18: 24.5 PPG, 4.2 APG, 122 3-pointers

Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame, G, 5-foot-8, junior
2017-18: 20.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.8 APG


Third Team
Lexie Brown, Duke, G, 5-foot-9, senior
2017-18: 20.1 PPG, 4.4 APG, 3.5 SPG

Jordin Canada, UCLA, G, 5-foot-6, senior
2017-18: 16.8 PPG, 6.9 APG, 3.2 SPG

Marie Gulich, Oregon State, C, 6-foot-5, senior
2017-18: 17.1 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 2.8 BPG

Megan Gustafson, Iowa, F, 6-foot-3, junior
2017-18: 25.6 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 2.1 BPG

Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State, G, 6-foot-1, senior
2017-18: 19.6 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 48.5 field goal percentage


Senior
Certified eligible to declare for the draft




Only 7 out of 15 are seniors. ESPNW showing a lot of underclassman love.
Only 30% of the first two teams are seniors. Why you hatin’, Voepel?
No Tennessee love. Why you hatin’ old Rocky Top?



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WNBA fate could be out of Katelynn Flaherty's hands

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/womens-basketball/katelynn-flaherty-wnba-draft

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Michigan’s all-time leading scorer is currently projected to be a second-round pick by mock drafts from both Summit Hoops and Draft Site. But it’s not that simple.


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The WNBA has a bizarre way of handling younger players. During training camp, many of the league’s stars are still finishing up their seasons in Europe. As a result, teams will take fliers on second-rounders, then cut them after training camp barring a strong performance.


Telling it like it is.

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An anonymous WNBA talent evaluator described her as a likely late second-round pick with potential to go in the third, but was skeptical of her chances to make a team.


Is this evaluator me?

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The evaluator’s team is already set at both guard positions and with smaller players at that. Flaherty doesn’t fit there from a personnel standpoint. And yet, the evaluator’s team might still draft her.

“I don’t particularly think that she’s better than what we have,” she said. “So she’s somebody maybe, if we, in the second round or third round, want a player like that to come to camp, then that would be somebody we’d look at.”


This “evaluator” appears to be a female WNBA coach. Katie Smith?

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The biggest factor as to whether she’ll stick in the WNBA isn’t how she plays, it’s where she goes. Unfair as it may be, that’s reality.


Keeping it real.



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PostPosted: 03/12/18 8:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Teaira McCowan a first team All American Shocked

Victoria Vivians only a 3rd team All American Shocked


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Moreso, McCowan over Kalani Brown for first team.



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Draftsite has updated their mock, including all trades and has added a lot of players to it's database.

https://www.draftsite.com/wnba/mock-draft/2018/



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toad455 wrote:
Draftsite has updated their mock, including all trades and has added a lot of players to it's database.

https://www.draftsite.com/wnba/mock-draft/2018/


Always give props to people that try, but no,no,no and no....


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It's dangerous to throw darts blindfolded, you know ...



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Has added a lot of players to it's database.

https://www.draftsite.com/wnba/mock-draft/2018/


They still only have 44-45 players in their database. It’s been like that for a long while.

What’s different is they added a third round, and some of the players they have in the third round are humorous, namely Kia Nurse and Ariel Atkins.



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toad455 wrote:
Has added a lot of players to it's database.

https://www.draftsite.com/wnba/mock-draft/2018/


They still only have 44-45 players in their database. It’s been like that for a long while.

What’s different is they added a third round, and some of the players they have in the third round are humorous, namely Kia Nurse and Ariel Atkins.


It's funny because as of last week they only had about 30 players in their database. I typically have to message them regarding trades and which players to add.



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