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    WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Pop (top 25?) and I believe Prins have a shot.

    “Anna really blossomed her senior year,” said Agler, who attended two games in Ames this past season. “Her size and shooting ability stick out in a positive way … She has really good offensive skills for somebody who is 6-7.”

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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Hope they both get drafted! It's one of those opportunities that, if presented, shouldn't be passed up. Regardless of making a team's final roster, it's something you can tell the grandkids about someday.


    All people who make sweepingly generalized, stupid, uninformed comments are idiots.

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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Are women basketball players usually better off just getting a job after college? What kind of salaries to they get in the WNBA?



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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    Are women basketball players usually better off just getting a job after college? What kind of salaries to they get in the WNBA?
    Rookies


    • According to the WNBA's collective bargaining agreement, rookies in the league are guaranteed a starting salary of at least $36,570 starting in 2011. That salary will increase to $37,260 in 2012 and to $37,950 in 2013. Those selected in the third round of the draft receive the same salary as that guarantee. Those drafted in the second round receive a minimum of $37,100 in 2011. First round draftees are guaranteed $38,534, while picks five through eight receive $43,205 and the top four picks receive $46,708 as of 2011. Teams are permitted to sign players for a higher amount but must stay under the salary cap of $852,000.


      But salaries change into the second year. As the post above gets at the travel and experience playing in a game you love are a lifetime experience. And, I know many College grads that start at that level or have no job at all.


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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Quote Originally Posted by StClone View Post
    Rookies


    • According to the WNBA's collective bargaining agreement, rookies in the league are guaranteed a starting salary of at least $36,570 starting in 2011. That salary will increase to $37,260 in 2012 and to $37,950 in 2013. Those selected in the third round of the draft receive the same salary as that guarantee. Those drafted in the second round receive a minimum of $37,100 in 2011. First round draftees are guaranteed $38,534, while picks five through eight receive $43,205 and the top four picks receive $46,708 as of 2011. Teams are permitted to sign players for a higher amount but must stay under the salary cap of $852,000.


      But salaries change into the second year. As the post above gets at the travel and experience playing in a game you love are a lifetime experience. And, I now many College grads that start at that level or have no job at all.
    Even the experienced players like Sue Bird made more money playing overseas although I think that bubble has burst a little. For the more average players the chance to play in Europe or Australia could be a great young adult experience. You get expenses and all and can elect to do that and than pick up a career after a couple of years. Depends on how much you like to travel and how much you want to keep playing.



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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    The other day someone told me they didn't understand why women made so much less than the men. I asked where the money would come from and got back "its just not right. I'm pretty sure its illegal. They should sue somebody"

    I nodded my head and walked away...what else can you say to that?



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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    No surprises in 1st 3 picks - Griner, Delle Donne, Diggins



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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Nice to see Pop gets drafted. The problem is: Brian Agler doesn't have a good history of developing rookies.



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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Pop to Seattle!



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    Prins to Connecticut



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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Pop at #18, Prins at #23.


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    Roommates for two years, to opposite sides of the country.



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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneRulzzz View Post
    Prins to Connecticut
    Just behind Pop is Emma Meesseman who is a pal and teammate of our Belgian no-show Vanloo. Too bad we didn't recruit her as I think she would have shown interest playing in the U.S.

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    Re: WNBA Draft Monday 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Congratulations, I wish the best in making the team. It would be fun watching Pop and Prins play in the pros.


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    Congrats! They may not make a killing in pay, but they also don't have student loan debt.



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