Contemplating WNBA draft winners/losers; college news keeps flowing

WNBA draft winners and losers, in light of this week’s events.

Interesting to see the list of number one picks, in retrospect.

Year Player Position College/Country WNBA Team Conference

1997 Dena Head Guard Tennessee Utah Starzz Western
1998 Margo Dydek Center Poland Utah Starzz Western
1999 Chamique Holdsclaw Forward Tennessee Washington Mystics Eastern
2000 Ann Wauters Center Belgium Cleveland Rockers Eastern
2001 Lauren Jackson Center Australia Seattle Storm Western
2002 Sue Bird Guard Connecticut Seattle Storm Western
2003 LaToya Thomas Forward Mississippi State Cleveland Rockers Eastern
2004 Diana Taurasi Forward Connecticut Phoenix Mercury Western
2005 Janel McCarville Center Minnesota Charlotte Sting Eastern
2006 Seimone Augustus Forward LSU Minnesota Lynx Western
2007 Lindsey Harding Guard Duke Phoenix Mercury (later traded to the Minnesota Lynx) Western
2008 Candace Parker Forward Tennessee Los Angeles Sparks Western
2009 Angel McCoughtry Forward Louisville Atlanta Dream Eastern
2010 Tina Charles Center Connecticut Connecticut Sun Eastern
2011 Maya Moore Forward Connecticut Minnesota Lynx Western
2012 Nneka Ogwumike Forward Stanford Los Angeles Sparks Western
2013 Brittney Griner Center Baylor Phoenix Mercury Western
2014 Chiney Ogwumike Forward Stanford Connecticut Sun Eastern

College player news:

Notre Dame’s Madison Cable, who has one year of eligibility left, is up in the air about her future.

College team news:

Virginia is at a crossroads.

Another mass exodus: five players are leaving Loyola, Chicago.

College coaching news:

Q&A with Tennessee coach Holly Warlick.

College conference news:

WCC storylines to think about in the offseason.

Lauren Hill:

A memorial for the young brain cancer patient who died yesterday will be Monday at Xavier University.

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