The 2010 WNBA Draft is less than 24 hours away and stormbasketball.com is gearing up for complete live coverage. Join us tomorrow just before the noon Pacific opening of the draft for a live chat as well as blog updates throughout the afternoon. I’ll also be tweeting, both at @seattlestorm for Storm-specific thoughts and @kpeltonWBB for more general draft observations. You can also watch live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com for the opening round and NBA TV/ESPNU for the second and third rounds.
I’ll be in the Storm’s Draft Room here in Seattle with Assistant Coach Nancy Darsch and Director of Player Development and Scouting Jenny Boucek. Head Coach Brian Agler will be attending the draft in Secaucus, NJ before heading to Spain for this weekend’s Euroleague Final Four.
After everything is over, we’ll chat with the newest members of the Storm by phone as well as Coach Agler and have that up on the site. And don’t forget Storm single-game tickets will also go on sale tomorrow.
I’ll leave you with a few things worth watching …
- Players who might fall. Alysha Clark was No. 4 in my first mock draft and Andrea Riley was seemingly locked in at No. 7 before today’s Tulsa-Connecticut trade, but my most recent mock first round doesn’t include either player. Will they still be waiting in the crowd when the second round begins?
- Surprises. There’s one every year, whether it’s obscure Ashley Shields going in the first round or Minnesota taking Quanitra Hollingsworth a year ago. If I could predict who the surprises were going to be, they wouldn’t really be surprises, now would they?
- Local ties. Gonzaga forwards Heather Bowman and Vivian Frieson both could go in the second or third round. Frieson is a product of Seattle’s Garfield High School.