Friday, December 5, 2008
The latest news from Cheryl Reeves - director of player personnel of the Detroit Shock - is posted up at WNBA.com. She has her own short list of 2009 WNBA draft prospects, which provide some insight as to how WNBA GMs are thinking about the current crop of players.
Here is her list (not in the same order she provides it on the website)
Top Five Picks
Angel McCoughtry, G, Louisville
Renee Montgomery, G, Connecticut
Courtney Paris, C, Oklahoma
Kristi Toliver, G, Maryland
Kia Vaughn, C, Rutgers
Krystal Ellis, Marquette
Danielle Gant, Texas A&M
Kalana Greene, Connecticut - may return to Connecticut for 2009-10 season
Shavonte Zellous, Pittsburgh
DeWanna Bonner, Auburn
Marissa Coleman, Maryland
Rashanda McCants, North Carolina
Chante Black, Duke
Ashley Walker, California
Only listed centers were Paris and Vaughn, above.
I'm sure a lot of those names are very familiar to people reading this blog and other blogs. Of course, some of this could just be old fashioned misdirection - Reeve has to know that other GMs/team personnel might be reading this post - but it gives an indication as to who the "really big names" are in the WNBA draft in April.