WNBA news, and a tough young lady

Love this meaty piece about the Lynx’ Nicky Anosike finally getting her due as a player.

Finally, a retiring veteran is sent off properly, as Vickie Johnson was honored Tuesday in a ceremony. Check out the chronicle. The last line is right on the money:

“I love playing basketball. I love competing. It’s been eating right, staying in shape and praying.”

Angel McCoughtry picked up her second consecutive rookie of the month honor for August. People were thinking DeWanna Bonner was a shoo-in for ROY this year, but maybe not.

And on the up-and-coming front, Long Beach Poly point guard Ariya Crook-Williams overcame a heartbreaking year to show up big this summer. Among other achievements, she tried out for the U16 team. I appreciate tough people – especially when they’re kids.