The Euroleague gathered Tuesday in Gdynia, Poland to celebrate its brightest talents in the 2010 Euroleague All-Star Game, once again matching a team of Europe’s top players against the best from the Rest of the World. The Storm was represented by Janell Burse, the starting center for the Rest of the World. Burse played just 11 minutes, grabbing two rebounds and missing her only shot attempt, as Pokey Chatman chose to play small in the middle.
Rebekkah Brunson scored a team-high 15 points and Candice Dupree had 11 points and nine boards, but Europe finished the game on a 7-2 run to win 93-89. Marta Fernandez’s bucket put the Europeans ahead for good, and MVP Agnieszka Bibrzycka capped her 20-point outing by putting the game away with a late three-pointer. That’s it for the Euroleague until next month’s Final Four.
DRAFT SET FOR APRIL 8
The WNBA announced this morning that the 2010 WNBA Draft will be held Thursday, April 8 in Secaucus, NJ at the NBA Entertainment studios. That’s now less than a month away. The Storm will pick 10th overall in the first round, televised on ESPN2 and streamed on ESPN360.com, and holds picks 22 and 34 in the second and third rounds, which will be on ESPNU as well as NBA TV. We’ll kick off our unparalleled draft coverage in earnest later this month.