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Friday, 10 April 2009
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Posted by wnbadraftnet at 8:00 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, 9 April 2009 7:58 PM CDT
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Just for fun...

The 2009 Draft is finally complete and as we finish up on this year's fantastic class, let's take a quick glance at 2010. Here are our top 5 2010 players by position, in no particular order.

Point Guard
Andrea Riley - Oklahoma State
FahKara Malone - Purdue
JJ Hones - Stanford
Ashley Houts - Georgia
Jareica Hughes - UTEP

Shooting Guard
Epiphanny Prince - Rutgers
Alexis Gray-Lawson - California
Dymond Simon - Arizona State
Alison Hightower  - LSU
Tyra Grant - Penn State

Small Forward
Monica Wright - Virginia
Danielle McCray - Kansas
Alysha Clark - Middle Tennessee St.
Heather Bowman - Gonzaga
Kalee Whipple - Utah

Power Forward
Amber Harris - Xavier
Demauria Liles - Maryland
Kelsey Griffin - Nebraska
Jenna Smith - Illinois
Ashley Sweat - Kansas State

Jayne Appel - Stanford
Tina Charles - UCONN
Jessica Breland - North Carolina
Danielle Wilson - Baylor
Alyssa DeHaan - Michigan State

Posted by wnbadraftnet at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, 9 April 2009 8:01 PM CDT
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Thursday, 9 April 2009
Do you think any teams should trade up in the draft?
Topic: 15 Burning Questions

Question #15

MJ's Take...

San Antonio should think about moving up or at least try to acquire a top eight pick. I don’t think the offensively challenged Atunrase and athletically challenged Crossley (coming off a major knee injury) are going to cut it in terms of bench contributors. They need an athletic perimeter player who can create her own offense and a strong rebounding center.

New York should consider moving up if it wants its choice of perimeter players (assuming that’s the direction the team chooses to go in).

PS's Take...

I think Detroit will try to trade up, and I think Seattle will need to trade up if they lose Lauren Jackson.

CD's Take...

I think we can see several trades during the draft and/or after the draft.  I've heard mention of Washington, Atlanta, Minnesota, Detroit, Seattle, and possibly even San Antonio.

There's a rumor that Washington and Atlanta might swap the top picks and that Atlanta may send Kristin Haynie to the capital city.

Also, Detroit is rumored to be very active today. They look to move up. And Seattle will look to move up as well, especially considering they might lose Lauren Jackson.

Posted by wnbadraftnet at 9:10 AM CDT
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Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Pre-Draft Activies

The WNBA is putting together quite the shindig...


The Women's National Basketball Association invites all fans to two special events in New York City on Wednesday, April 8 in celebration of the 2009 WNBA Draft presented by adidas. The events will take place at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue and ESPN Zone in Times Square, and will feature a variety of fun and interactive WNBA-themed activities presented by WNBA partners, including adidas, Kia Motors, and T-Mobile USA, Inc.

At both events, fans will have the unique opportunity to interact with and get autographs from the top women's college basketball prospects for the WNBA Draft, legendary WNBA Stars, and WNBA and college coaches. The first event will take place at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET, and the second will be at ESPN Zone in Times Square from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.

Posted by wnbadraftnet at 2:14 PM CDT
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How many 2009 prospects to you expect to make rosters?
Topic: 15 Burning Questions

Question #14

MJ's Take...

I expect to see 17-20 (all 13 first-rounders, three to five second-rounders, and one or two third-rounder) kids on opening day rosters. I expect at least three of those players (including at least one 1st rounder) to be waived by midseason, and it could be more than that if the league incurs an unusual rash of injuries (and it turns out that there are even fewer WNBA-ready players in this class than previously anticipated).

PS's Take...

10-12, things are just too tight and there are some very strong veterans still available in free agency.

CD's Take...

I'm going to be optimistic and say 18-22 range. I think there are some quality players out there that fill key needs for these teams. Now, whether they will stay on the team is up for question, but I think on opening weekend, we will see close to 20 rookies making teams. If injuries to veterans take place, we could see even more.

Posted by wnbadraftnet at 12:00 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 7 April 2009 10:47 PM CDT
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Mock Draft Commentary

Here are the thoughts behind the picks...

 First Round

 1. Atlanta Dream - Renee Montgomery (Connecticut)
Renee Montgomery has been, far and away, one of the best players throughout the seasons. As the winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award, Montgomery has proved the critics wrong. Many questioned her ability to run a team and not turn the over, while also still being a scoring threat. She's been able to show she can do that, which is why Atlanta will take her. Meadors loves her game.

 2. Washington Mystics - Marissa Coleman (Maryland)
Location aside, Coleman is a legit #2 pick. Coleman has the skill and the size to not only compete at this level, but excel. Washington feels they have filled their two key needs in the point guard and center, so I expect the Mystics to take the best player available. Coleman proved in the NCAAs that she can take over games and do it in multiple ways. Plus, she is a local who will sell tickets.

 3. Chicago Sky - Angel McCoughtry (Louisville)
The Sky need a wing and in a bad way. Since the retirement of Stacey Dales, the Sky have looked to Armintie Price and Brooke Wyckoff to fill the void, but neither has delivered. I expect Angel to deliver, which is why I expect the Sky to take her. She can shoot and defend, something that would be useful to their team.

 4. Minnesota Lynx - Courtney Paris (Oklahoma)
After the Lynx traded away their two centers in Vanessa Hayden and Nicole Ohlde, it was to no one's surprise that Minnesota is looking in the interior. Paris is the most dominant post player in the history and despite her lack of conditioning, her ability to defend, score and rebound is extraordinary.

 5. Phoenix Mercury - DeWanna Bonner (Auburn)
In the up-tempo style that Phoenix runs, Bonner should excel. Sure, she's thin. But who cares when she's already down the court laying it up for two? Bonner is one of the best running posts/wings in the nation and her skillset should be explosive in Phoenix.

 6. Indiana Fever - Kristi Toliver (Maryland)
Indiana has needed a back up point guard for quite some time now. Not only does Toliver give them a back up at that position, but she also gives them a scorer, which is something Indiana doesn't always seem to have. Toliver's ability to score will be good for her, but I expect Indiana to make her defend more than her Maryland coaches did.

 7. Sacramento Monarchs - Shavonte Zellous (Pittsburgh)
Sacramento needs help on the perimeter and Zellous has been one of the most explosive scorers nationally. Zellous gets good elevation on her jump shot and can score on demand. When Shavonte gets hot, there are very little people that can stop her because of her extreme athleticism. Sacramento can always use more offense, particularly on the perimeter.

 8. New York Liberty - Briann January (Arizona State)
The New York Liberty look primed to make their second straight trip to the WNBA final. The one thing holding them back? Perimeter scoring. The Liberty can use another guard who can score, especially after losing Thorn to Chicago. Very few people had a better tourney than Briann January. Most know her as a defender, but this is someone who can consistently sink jumpers from deep and score against contact.

 9. Minnesota Lynx - Ashley Walker (California)
The Minnesota Lynx love their Pac 10 players. Walker is a player who had a breakout season and who starred for the California Golden Bears. Walker can score with her back to the basket or in face up situations, plus she's a good rebounder. All of those are qualities Minnesota needs.

10. Connecticut Sun - Kia Vaughn (Rutgers)
Kia Vaughn played well down the stretch, including a strong performance against the Connecticut Huskies. Vaughn remains one of the most inconsistent posts in this draft. However, when she plays like she's supposed to, Vaughn could easily be a top 5 player in this class. Vaughn combines physicality with excellent footwork - things that could help her in the WNBA.

11. Detroit Shock - Lyndra Littles (Virginia)
Bill Laimbeer has already made it clear that he is looking for either a guard or a small forward. In Lyndra Littles, you pretty much get both. This is a player who can pretty much score on most spots on the floor. She's got great athleticism and strong versatility, giving her the ability to play different positions. Seems ideal for me.

12. Seattle Storm - Linsday Wisdom-Hylton (Purdue)
Lauren Jackson's decision is still up in the air, but whether she comes backs to Seattle or not, Wisdom-Hylton seems like a great pick up for this team. She may not be the flashiest player but she is one of the most consistent players in the nation. People overlook her ability to block shots and if LJ heads to Phoenix, Wisdom-Hylton's defense will pay off. 

13. Los Angeles Sparks - Ashley Paris (Oklahoma)
The last pick of the second round may be the oddest. The Sparks obviously need a guard, but Ashley Paris is the best available and better than the next available guard. Paris lost 40 lbs in the offsesaon just for this moment - to make a WNBA. This summer, she'll see if her hard work has paid off. I think the Sparks give her that chance.

 Second Round

14. San Antonio Silver Stars - Chante Black (Duke)
The Silver Stars need a post in a bad way. Ann Wauters is gone for at least half of the season, if not more, and to be honest, she was about the only true post presence offensively (unless you count Sophia Young) that San Antonio had. Chante Black may struggle on offense in the pros but she could excel defensively. Easy choice for Dan Hughes.

15. Minnesota Lynx - Christina Wirth (Vanderbilt)
Christina Wirth was money for Vanderbilt in the NCAA tournament. Wirth took over against Kansas State and excelled against an athletic Maryland team. She seems like the ideal 11th spot on a roster, mostly because she can play multiple positions and play them well.

16. Chicago Sky - Shalee Lehning (Kansas State)
Shalee Lehning may be the best playmaker in the nation. She finds ways to get her teammates the ball, even in tough situations. Seems ideal for a Chicago team that struggle to assist the ball last season. Canty isn't a true point, so Lehning seem like a good pick to me. Not that she'll start, but she could spell minutes for Canty if they want to move her to the shooting guard.

17. Connecticut Sun - Sha Brooks (Florida)
Sha Brooks can go off the bounce and score better than most people in the nation. I think Mike Thibault will like her consistency and work ethic. Despite being extremely small, Brooks has excelled the nation's most athletic conference. Last year Thibault said his team struggled to knock down key shots. Brooks could hit those shots.

18. Atlanta Dream - Danielle Gant (Texas A&M)
Atlanta doesn't have a lot of roster spots available, but if they have some, they will be in the backcourt. Atlanta struggled to defend last year and Gan comes from a program where ugly is the new pretty. I could see Meadors taking Gant because of her intensity on the defensive end and her versatility on offense.

19. Indiana Dream - Candyce Bingham (Louisville)
Candyce Bingam was key in Louisville's upsets of both Maryland and Oklahoma. Bingham played post in college, mostly because of her team's lack of a post player, but I think Bingham's best bet is to play more of a wing role. She's quietly productive and versatile. I think it'd be a nice selection for the Fever.

20. Sacramento Monarchs - Marlies Gipson (Kansas State)
Sacramento took a guard in the first, so I think they'll get a post in the second. Gipson is undersized but doesn't play like it. She had nearly 2 blocks per game, and this coming against players at the center position. Also, Gipson can score from many areas, both interior and out.

21. New York Liberty - Devanei Hampton (California)
The Pac 10 player of the year as a sophomore, Hampton has regressed a bit. However, late this season, particularly in the NCAAs, she began to show her old self once again. Hampton is one of the more physical players in this draft and New York's posts got dominated by Detroit last year. Hampton can help them there.

22. Los Angeles Sparks - Whitney Boddie (Auburn)
Flat out - the Sparks need a guard. They traded away Temeka Johnson, so ultimately, they need a point guard. Boddie is excellent in the open floor and explosive on offense in transition. As one of the nation's assist leaders, she has shown she can dish out the ball. She'll have plenty of options in LA.

23. Washington Mystics - Aisha Mohammed (Virginia)
Washington will go with some more ACC flavor. Mohammed is an athletic, rangy center. She's not known for her scoring, but rebounding and defense is her thing. When I look at Washington's roster, I see a lack of rebounding and defense. Mohammed's ideal for them.

24. Washington Mystics - Abby Waner (Duke)
Once again, more ACC flavor for the Mystics. This time, sharp shooter Abby Waner. She's been inconsistent late in her career, but Washington needs all of the shooting they can get. Plus, she's a good perimeter defender and might love to be reunited with Harding and Currie.

25. Atlanta Dream - Rashanda McCants (North Carolina)
Again, roster spots are scarce in the ATL, but McCant's defense and versitality may at least give her a shot. She had an awful performance in her finale in the NCAA tournament, but dispite her troubles, she's still a probable second rounder.

26. San Antonio Silver Stars - Megan Frazee (Liberty)
Many may not know about Frazee but I expect Dan Hughes to do his homework. To me, Frazee is a poor man's Lauren Jackson. She is capable of scoring both inside and out and has been the all everything player in the middle for her team. Just look at her stats and you'll understand her game.

 Third Round

27. Atlanta Dream - Marshae Dotson (Florida)
Marshae Dotson may be one of the more underrated prospects in the nation. Somehow, in a conference that produced Candace Parker and Sylvia Fowles, Dotson (who stands at 5'11) has been consistently dominant in the paint area. I think the Dream will take a chance on her.

28. Washington Mystics - Takia Starks (Texas A&M)
Starks is spotty, but the Mystics can give her a shot. She does come from a defensive program and once again, the Mystics could use defense on their roster. Plus, Starks does possess strong athleticism. I think she's a quality third round selection.

29. Chicago Sky - Star Allen (Ohio State)
Assistant coach Stephanie White works for Big Ten Network, so I'm guessing they will take a Big Ten player in the third round. After selecting a wing and poitn guard, they could afford to draft a post player. Allen is physical and is a strong rebounder. Could be a nice compliment to Dupree.

30. Minnesota Lynx - Jillian Harmon (Stanford)
More Pac 10 love in the Twin Cities. Once again, Harmon could be a nice 11th player. She doesthe dirty work. She can practically do everything. Minnesota doesn't seem to have someone that can offer that at the moment.

31. Phoenix Mercury - Morgan Warburton (Utah)
Phoenix loves their shooters, and this one offers size. Warburton is deceptively quick and can easily create her own shot. I think this is a player to watch out for, especially in Phoenix's up tempo shooting game.

32. Indiana Fever - Porchia Green (Ball State)
Green had a great tournament and I think the Fever will select her because she's local. Not to say she isn't talented, though. She is very quick and seemed to score well against physical defenses (Tennessee in particular). A legit third rounder.

33. Sacramento Monarchs - Kristi Cirone (Illinois State)
Easily the best player available. The Monarchs traded away their back up PG, and unless they think of playing Lawson there, I expect Sacramento to find one. Cirone is by far the most underrated point guard in this class. No one talks about her, but she lets her game do the talking. Easy pick for the Monarchs if she's available. 

34. Phoenix Mercury - Mandy Morales (Montana)
Morales originally signed with ASU and was a standout guard at Montana. She can shoot and pass. Again, might be a stretch but she's worth a look.

35. Los Angeles Sparks - Shantia Grace (South Florida)
Her WNIT title really helped her. Before, she wasn't on our board, but she showed she can play. LA needs guards and Grace offers both the ability to hit long range jumpers and to go off of the bounce. She's a bit small, but they need a guard like her.

36. Connecticut Sun - Alba Torrens  (Spain)
Another foreign third rounder by Mike Thibault. Torrens really impressed me in Beijing. By far the most impressive of the young prospects playing there. I have to think Mike saw the same thing. Torrens is a bit slight, but incredibly versatile. She might be a big pick up in the future.

37. Detroit Shock - Sade Logan (Robert Morris)
When I watch Sade Logan play, I think immediately of Kedra Holland-Corn. This girl led the nation in three point field goal percentage her junior year but is anything but one demensional. Detroit could use her explosiveness on the perimeter.

38. Seattle Storm - Sonja Petrovic (Serbia)
Petrovic was a former FIBA Young Player of the Year and has excelled for Serbia. She was on the Euroleague Champions from Spartak, though she didn't play much at all due to a knee injury which she rested on in Serbia for most of the year. Rumor has it Petrovic is interested in playing in the league. For a team that might lose it's MVP, this is a chance worth taking.

39. San Antonio Silver Stars - Jhasmin Player (Baylor)
Another local pick. Player does add toughness to San Antonio's perimeter. Last year, the Shock stunned everyone by outplaying San Antonio's backcourt. Player can go off the bounce, something Silver Stars didn't do on a regular basis in the Finals.

Posted by wnbadraftnet at 7:00 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 7 April 2009 11:08 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Who are some possible steals in the draft?

Question #13

MJ's Take...

In addition to the aforementioned Wisdom-Hylton, I’d say Christina Wirth (F, Vanderbilt), Sha’ Brooks (G, Florida), and Aisha Mohammed (C, Virginia). Wirth is an undersized combo forward with a high basketball IQ and a good outside shot. The knock on her is athleticism, but she found a way to be successful in the most athletic conference in the country for four years (the same conference that, last year, graduated three of the very best WNBA post prospects in recent memory). Brooks is an undersized scoring guard capable of breaking defenses down off the dribble, but some consider her Sherill Baker part deux (and that’s not a ringing endorsement). What could save her is that she is a lot more diversified offensively than Baker was at the same age and is capable of making plays off the bounce for her and others. Mohammed averaged close to a double double for her two-year career at Virginia as the strongest woman in that conference. Her health could be a concern, but it still makes you wonder why she was the only player to average a double-double this season in the ACC when she was not the only WNBA post prospect in that conference.

PS's Take...

Megan Frazee is a truly skilled big who doesn't get seen often.  If the Liberty don't make it far in the tourney, she will slide under the radar and shock people in camp.  I think Shalee Lehning and Cristi Cirone could make rosters if they get drafted by the right teams, they are true point guards who offer completely different skill sets that could make the right team even better.

CD's Take...

Marlies Gipson is someone who I think teams with needs in the post will enjoy. She flies under the radar because she's quietly effective, but she could be a difference maker.

 I also have to echo the thoughts on Christina Wirth. She's got the skillset and the frame to make it in this league. Her ability to sink outside jumpers has helped her through the years and should help her in this draft, where teams are looking for versatility.

Megan Frazee is another. She may the most pro-ready of the mid major kids. She's got legit size and skill and has the versatility which should be a hot button word during this year's draft.


Posted by wnbadraftnet at 3:08 PM CDT
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Monday, 6 April 2009
How do you think the roster cut down will affect the prospects?
Topic: 15 Burning Questions

Question #12

MJ's Take...

Most of these players won’t develop beyond what they’ve shown in college, so WYSIWYG. It’ll be difficult to develop players currently because several teams will need to win now to save themselves from possible folding. Given that these prospects, as whole, aren’t as gifted as the 2008 kids, many of whom remain on WNBA rosters for the tie being, they’ll really have to grind it out during training camp to earn the trust of their coaches.

In addition, there will be a premium on players who have the SIZE (most important) and SKILL to play two positions at the WNBA level. It could be a great year for the 6-1 athletic combo forward.

PS's Take...

There are less jobs between the loss of Houston and the roster cuts.  It will be tough for rookies and marginal veterans to make rosters.  I don't think more than 10-12 players have a shot at making a roster this year.

CD's Take...

It will obviously make it tougher to make a roster. However, I'm not sure if it will be much tougher. I mean, making a WNBA roster is already tough, this will make it just a tad bit tougher.

Obviously players that come in this season will need to prove that they re capable of being the first off the bench at their respective position because with 11 spots, that gives two spots per position and then a "utility player" of sorts. This will also make the decison-making of coaches more important.

The key will be the 11th spot. I expect the 11th player on the roster to be a player that can play multiple positions, most likely a wing who can go inside and out. Players like DeWanna Bonner, Christina Wirth, and Jillian Harmon come to mind.

Posted by wnbadraftnet at 12:58 PM CDT
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Prospects in Action
Topic: NCAA Tournament

Three WNBA Draft Net prospects will be featured in the 2009 Championship Game. Renee Montgomery will lead her UCONN Huskies to the title game with an unblemished record of 38-0. Montgomery was stellar on Sunday, putting up 26 points, 6 assists and 4 steals while shooting 50% from the floor. Angel McCoughtry led her up-and-coming Louisville team to an upset over the top seed of the Oklahoma City Region, Oklahoma. McCoughtry scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half and contributed 5 key steals in the game. McCoughtry will be joined by fellow senior Candyce Bingham, who did a good job of controlling the boards for Louisville. Both teams will square off on Tuesday night at 8:30 ET in St. Louis. Check in around 7:30 ET on ESPN for the pregame and then the game around 8:30 ET.

 In other news...

Congrats to Shantia Grace and her USF Bulls one their WNIT championship. USF beat Kansas in Lawrence on Saturday, 75-71, to secure the title. Grace finished with 16 pts, 5 rebs and 4 assists and made huge shots down the stretch.



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Atlanta dreaming of a WNBA title in 2009

Last year, there was both good news and bad news with regards to the Atlanta Dream. The good news - you exist and your attendence was stellar for a franchise many people doubted on day one. The bad news - you looked like a new team, and were one of the worst teams (by record) in WNBA history. Let's see how Atlanta can change their fortune...

Busy "on-season"
There was nothing "off" about what Atlanta did over the past 6 months. After finishing last in the WNBA, they quickly went to work to change that. First, they picked up Sancho Lyttle in the Houston dispersal draft. Lyttle is athletic and will surely help Atlanta in the paint. Then, they picked up Chamique Holdsclaw (via trade), Chantelle Anderson (off of waiver wires) and Nikki Teasley (off the waiver wires). Holdsclaw, when healthy, is easily one of the best players in the world. And Teasley is something the Dream need. She's not the most offensive of point guards, but she has shown to be good at running  teams. The Dream were definitely busy and I think you'll see it pay off.

What Went Wrong
When you look at their record, you could say there were a lot of things Atlanta did wrong in 2009. But let's get specific. The Dream were second to last in opponent's ppg, and gave up, on average, 10 more points to their opponents. There were also last in opponent's FG%. Despite being one of the league's taller teams, the Dream struggled defensively. Rebounding was also an issue, as the Dream were last in the league rebounds per game. It's safe to say, defense and rebounding were the Dream's main issues - which is probably why they picked up Holdsclaw, Anderson and Lyttle.

Bye Bye Betty
In one of the oddest free agency period stories, Betty Lennox, the Dream's best player, was waived by Atlanta. Why? Well, cap issues. The Dream have two players - Kristin Haynie and Katie Feenstra who are on guaranteed contracts. It's safe to say their both overpaid at this point. With additions of Holdsclaw, Lyttle, Anderson and Teasley, the Atlanta Dream add big bucks to their budget. They are now one of the more veteran-laden teams, which can be a good thing (on the court) and a bad thing (off the court - economically). With Lennox gone, the Dream now need to check on their perimeter a bit. Latta, Young, and Castro-Marques all seem to be at risk of being traded. The Dream need to cut some money (if they plan to also add in DeSouza) and they seem to like their front court (and they should). With three point guards on the roster, and Renee Montgomery playing the best in her career, Latta seems the most likely.  However,she's very popular and was the face of that franchise for it's inaugral season. Only time will tell.

Feeling A Draft
The Atlanta Dream won the 2009 draft lottery and will select the first player of this class. For most of the year, many thought Angel McCoughtry was the odds on pick. She was a perimeter player who could score, but could also defend - just what they need. The comparisons to Swoopes are legit and she'd fit in well for the Dream. But, the Dream also have to look at two players - Renee Montgomery and Marissa Coleman. Coleman is the strongest of the three and has shown she is capable of taking over games. Now, I don't expect a Vanderbilt-like performance in the WNBA from her, but her skillset is very pro-ready. She can shoot, go off the bounce, rebound, block shots, ect. She does a lot. However, right now, Renee Montgomery might be the hottest player in America. Montgomery mixes a fast pace style with calmness and fluidityon the floor. Montgomery loves to push team (which is also what the Dream like to do) to either create for her teammates or score for herself (she's got a mean cross over). The point guard slot hasn't been a huge issue though for Atlanta. They're aleady overbooked at that position with three players, but none of the have been standouts. It'll be interesting to see if Atlanta goes for a need in McCoughtry or Coleman or best player available which to most could be Montgomery.

Posted by wnbadraftnet at 12:15 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 6 April 2009 12:22 PM CDT
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