Friday, April 9, 2010
Pierce W. Huff over at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution speaks with #1 Draft Pick Chanel Mokango:
Mokango led Mississippi State with an average of 7.2 rebounds per game and was third in scoring at 10.8 points per game. She had 174 blocks in 31 games.
The key word to describe Mokango’s game now is “potential.” She thinks she will improve in her shot-blocking and shot-making abilities.
“My basketball is only going to get better,” she said.
Meadors also loved Mokango’s potential.
“I think we filled a tremendous need at that post position,” Meadors said. “I think her upside is just out of sight.”
In addition, we learn about Brigitte Ardossi of Georgia Tech's Draft Day activities:
Ardossi, a 6-2 post player who was selected all-ACC this season, averaged 15.8 points and shot 48.6 percent from the field for the Yellow Jackets.
“She has so much fire and passion for playing the game, and that’s what the Atlanta Dream is all about,” Meadors said. “Not only that, but she’s very talented. She’s got great footwork. She’s got a face-up jump shot, and she does a lot of really good things.”
Ardossi said she was eating cheeseburgers and watching the draft with her teammates when her name was called.
“The whole table got up and started cheering,” she said.
Wow. I guess the WNBA doesn't call you when they're drafting you.