WNBA news:

Storm coach Jenny Boucek kept it really general in today’s Q&A. Asked about Jewell Loyd and Amanda Zahui B. she said “Both of these players enhance the value of this draft significantly” and “Both are really exciting young players that will be fun to watch grow.” Asked about Lauren Jackson returning this year, she said “Lauren is still fighting for her health and we stay very connected. We care about her deeply and hope to see her soon.”

Candace Parker isn’t being paid to sit out.

College player news:

Irish fans are scratching their heads over why Jewell Loyd would want to leave early for the WNBA draft.

Former Indiana freshman Maura Muensterman is transferring to Belmont.

College coach news:

Xavier coach Brian Neal’s contract has been extended through 2018-2019.