WNBA draft: Liberty select UConn's Kia Nurse with 10th overall pick

WNBA draft: Liberty select UConn's Kia Nurse with 10th overall pick

The combination of Wilson and head coach Dawn Staley elevated SC to the elite level of women's college basketball, capturing their first NCAA title in 2017.

Former Detroit Pistons forward Bill Laimbeer is entering first season as Aces head coach.

After that, things get a little bit unpredictable.

The draft begins at 4 p.m. PT, and the Aces have the No. 1 overall pick. Admittedly, it all went differently than she expected when she started college at North Carolina in 2013.

Before Atkins, the last Texas player drafted by a WNBA club was Imani McGee-Stafford, who was taken by the Chicago Sky two years ago. The Fever also hold the eighth and 14th picks.

"Man, I was so busy on draft day that I didn't even really have time to be nervous", McGee-Stafford said. "Look at the big picture".

The Sparks went 26-8 in 2017 and lost the WNBA Finals in five games to Minnesota.

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With scores of friends and family members inside Nike Headquarters for the WNBA Draft or gathered elsewhere in Midtown for a celebration to follow long into the NY night, Azura Stevens on Thursday will cross the finish line of a unique amateur-to-professional journey.

"I know I believed in her ability", Close said in a phone conversation. "You've got to come in and be effective as soon as possible". "I really hope she comes and tries to do what she knows she can do". I did sit out [2016-17]. "We started a really amusing group chat and we're going to keep it going all season long".

"I'm so proud of Teana for getting drafted tonight". "For us specifically at Chicago, yes she is a player that is going to garner attention". "We must improve our free-throw attempts and we must improve our rebounding, particularly our defensive rebounding". She played in all 35 games this past season, starting 34, and averaged 15.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 31.9 minutes with 17 double-doubles. "I think media coverage could be a lot better in the WNBA".

One of the biggest x-factors in the draft is Russian sensation Maria Vadeeva.

Several of the top women's college basketball prospects will gather at the Nike New York Headquarters, for the WNBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm on Thursday, April 12. The 5-foot-11 Williams played four seasons at UConn and was part of two NCAA title teams.

"She's obviously a talent". She became just the second ACC player in history to drain 70 or more three-pointers in four straight seasons. "But you always have to guard against taking a player with such a high pick, just because of the commitment". I think just to travel - I get to go to cities that I've never been before, so I don't have a specific player or team, I'm just excited to be in the mix.