Friday, April 2, 2010
Wearing Powder Blue in the future?
It almost sounds like the name of a fictional secret agent than a basketball player. According to thesouthern.com, the Atlanta Dream have gotten in touch with Neptune:
The news appears to be much better for recently graduated standout Stephany Neptune. Neptune, who won the MVC's Newcomer of the Year award in averaging 11.6 points and 10.9 rebounds a game in her only SIU season, has drawn interest from the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA.
Tiber said that the Dream has called twice about Neptune - who is in the process of hiring an agent - and is interested in the 5-foot-8 guard's versatility in being able to play the 1 through 4 positions.
According to her bio at Southern Illinois University, over three years at Tusculum College she averaged 11.7 ppg, 10.3 rpg as a freshman and 10.9 ppg and 11.3 ppg as a sophomore. Not bad for a 5-9 guard! Over her career at Tusculum she recorded 36 career double-doubles. Tusculum College is a Division II school in Tennessee and Neptune was a Division II All-American.
She honed her game on the streets of New York City. According to the southern.com, it's a story often told - girl growing up in a single-parent household plays ball on the streets of New York, and blossoms.
I don't know if the Dream will draft her, but it's definitely a compelling story even if we don't choose her.