Last night, the eyes of the world were on Boston and rightly so. But it was a big night in the lives of some stellar athletes who were gathered in a room in Bristol, Connecticut for the WNBA draft. Women Talk Sports has the full list of women drafted last night and some thoughts about this year’s draft including, “Don’t hand the trophy to the Mercury just yet.”
Speaking of the Mercury: to no one’s surprise, Brittney Griner, center for the Baylor Bears, went first in the draft to the Phoenix Mercury. And literally no one was surprised:
Also, that tweet shows how excited Phoenix is about their new player. After a 7-27 season last year, it’s no wonder.
Elena Delle Donne (drafted second by the Chicago Sky) and Skylar Diggins (drafted third by the Tulsa Shock) are superstars in their own right. It will be fun to watch and see who adapts their game and their skills most quickly to the play of the WNBA, which is much tougher than college ball.
I have to give major props to Bleacher Report for their amazing coverage and analysis of the draft and the upcoming WNBA season. Some highlights:
- WNBA Draft 2013 Results: Complete Round-by-Round Results and Analysis
- 2013 WNBA Draft: Players Who Will Shine as Rookies
- WNBA Draft 2013: Biggest Winners from Monday Night in Bristol
- 2013 WNBA Draft: Under-the-Radar Rookie of the Year Candidates
- WNBA Draft 2013: Biggest Steals Who Will Impress Early