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    Storm Article on Poppens

    STORM: Making Cut is Tough – But Not Impossible – For Second-Round Picks

    So, 13 players on the roster, 3 to cut this week.

    Seems Poppens or Hampton will make the team.

    What stinks, is because Bird is rehabbing with team staff, she counts on the roster, yet she won't play at all this year.



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Good article - thanks for the link!



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Saw this article on Facebook. I really hope for Poppens. If one of the girls makes it in the pros, I will try to start watching WNBA which I have never done before. No ISU, no watch. There, I hope that helps.


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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Sounds like it may be tough to make the team but Pop never backed down before! Crossing our fingers and best of luck Iowa Girl!



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    One more cut to go. Storm waive Keisha Hampton and Samantha Mackay. I feel like Pop has a good chance!
    Seattle Storm waives Samantha MacKay and Keisha Hampton | Love Women's Basketball



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Check out this album. It was has some nice shots of Pop during her limited minutes against Tulsa. Sorry it is a huge album.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...918&permPage=1
    Major creeping to find this!



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    I'm guessing it comes down to Pop and Cierra Bravard (unless I missed it and Bravard was already cut). I think the Storm will keep Alysha Clark, and hopefully Pop. Bravard is a 6-4 forward out of Florida State. Hers and Pop's preseason stats for the 2 games are about equal, so not much to go on there. Hopefully, Pop is impressive and aggressive in practice. Maybe her experience playing Griner will help.


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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    I'm guessing it comes down to Pop and Cierra Bravard (unless I missed it and Bravard was already cut). I think the Storm will keep Alysha Clark, and hopefully Pop. Bravard is a 6-4 forward out of Florida State. Hers and Pop's preseason stats for the 2 games are about equal, so not much to go on there. Hopefully, Pop is impressive and aggressive in practice. Maybe her experience playing Griner will help.
    It should be a clear choice of Pop between these two. I think Bravard finished her career very strong after getting her body in better shape; so credit to her for that. But she is not the athlete that Pop is, and does not have the upside that Pop has for continued development. Given that much is said about the speed and physicality of the WNBA, it's hard to imagine Bravard's two inches in height beating out Pop's athleticism and tenacity.



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Pop probably has more athleticism than any previous Cyclone to tryout for the WNBA. Her strength, quickness around the basket, and ability to run floor has to be keeping her in the mix. Plus she can now make a free throw. Alger probably sees a lot of upside there as well.



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    I think Pop's two biggest attributes are heart and a nasty streak.



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Quote Originally Posted by acoustimac View Post
    I think Pop's two biggest attributes are heart and a nasty streak.
    I would agree with that. She would never complain about "thug ball," but instead she thrived in it. As far as athleticism, I think Brittany Wilkins was our most athletic post player. She also stayed the longest in the WNBA.



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Still waiting. I'm nervous. This afternoon is the deadline when teams need to have 11 players.



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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    That blows


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    Re: Storm Article on Poppens

    Is it just ISU players that get drafted and don't make the final cut, or is this the norm in the WNBA. So, Poppens gets drafted in the first round and all it gets her is an opportunity to tryout for one team? The WNBA draft seems pointless to me.



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