Vivians awaits tonight's WNBA Draft selection

A graduate transfer from UT-San Antonio, Goodwin averaged 20.6 points, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals this past season, helping Oklahoma State to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Second round, she thought. The Mercury will open their preseason slate on May 8 vs. the Seattle Storm, before tipping off the regular season on May 18 against the Dallas Wings.

"Everyone was so loud and freaking out", Gulich said in a phone interview.

But former Tennessee guard Diamond Deshields offers a layer of intrigue into the mix.

Vivians is projected to be a first round pick.

"It was something I knew I would have to face at the end of the year", Stevens, who is on track to graduate next month or this summer, said Wednesday from NY. She ranks among the program's all-time top-five in career points, rebounds, blocked shots, offensive rebounds, field goals made and double-doubles.

"Two of her assistant coaches I've coached before", Thibault said, "they couldn't have recommended her higher with the character stuff, the learning stuff, how quickly she picks things up, her overall dedication. Once I got over that people are going to have opinions and think what they want, it was just me making my decision". We just had arguably the greatest Final Four in the history of women's college basketball.

SC senior forward A'ja Wilson was the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm Thursday night at the Nike New York Headquarters. However, a player with the work ethic that Wallace has shown will no doubt do absolutely everything in her power to make sure that that is the case. "Minutes are up for grabs in training camp".

"The WNBA is heads and shoulders above the college game", Laimbeer stressed. "If you take breaks on defense in this league, you're going to get embarrassed". She also has an uncle and aunt who are rather famous - former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

The question now remains though as to how Wallace recovers from her injury.

"I talked to Imani today", Atkins said on Tuesday.

Russell averaged 15.3 points on 58.3 percent shooting with 9.2 rebounds this season while earning WBCA honorable mention All-America and all-SEC second-team honors.

"Compete and don't be afraid", Smith said. But that kind of production dramatically changed her draft stock. "I think media coverage could be a lot better in the WNBA". She left the Volunteers in favor of playing overseas previous year. "You just don't know". I now know what's ahead.

"I'm glad I no longer quantify success just with trophies".

When Wilson was asked by ESPN about playing in Las Vegas, she said, "What happens in Sin City stays in Sin City". Coach Sandy Brondello is very familiar with this Aussie, who tore her ACL right before the end of the season.

  • Julie Sanders