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    Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Danielle McCray Invited To Attend 2010 WNBA Draft Present by adidas - KANSAS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

    Fourteen of the top women's basketball prospects have been invited to the 2010 WNBA Draft presented by adidas on Thursday, April 8 at the NBA Entertainment studios in Secaucus, N.J.
    ...
    Jayne Appel Stanford Center 6'4"
    Tina Charles Connecticut Center 6'4"
    Alysha Clark Middle Tennessee State Forward 5'10"
    Kalana Greene Connecticut Guard 5'10"
    Kelsey Griffin Nebraska Forward 6'2"
    Allison Hightower Louisiana State Guard 5'10"
    Alison Lacey Iowa State Guard 6'0"
    Danielle McCray Kansas Guard/Forward 5'11"
    Chanel Mokango Mississippi State Forward 6'5"
    Jacinta Monroe Florida State Forward 6'5"
    Jene Morris San Diego State Guard 5'9"
    Andrea Riley Oklahoma State Guard 5'5"
    Amanda Thompson Oklahoma Forward 6'1"
    Monica Wright Virginia Guard 5'11"



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    That has to be a very promising sign.




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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Is she the first ISU player to be invited? Will she be the first to be drafted?



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    OUTSTANDING...

    Holy cow I think I just got excited for the WNBA draft.


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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    Is she the first ISU player to be invited? Will she be the first to be drafted?
    Plenty have been drafted:

    Francis (New York 2000 2nd round #13: 29th overall)
    Frese (Utah 2000 3rd round #3: 35th overall)
    Taylor (Minnesota 2001 4th round #7: 55th overall)
    Welle (Cleveland 2002 2nd round #15: 31st overall)
    Gahan (New York 2002 3rd round #14: 46th overall)
    Wilson (Connecticut 2003 3rd round #7: 34th overall)
    O'Neil (Sacramento 2005 3rd round #4: 30th overall)
    Medders (Indiana 2007 2nd round #9: 22nd overall)

    Additionally, Brittany Wilkins wasn't drafted but managed to hang around the Sacramento roster for a couple seasons, mostly spent on IR.

    I don't know if an ISU player has ever been invited to attend. Lacey has an outside shot at being ISU's first ever first-round pick, but she's more likely a 2nd-rounder.

    Due to recent contraction of both rosters and teams as well as the fact that the league has been around long enough to have a fully established base of veterans, it is pretty hard to make a roster anymore.


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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Why would they invite her as one of 14 if she's a 2nd rounder? Honest question.



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Why would they invite her as one of 14 if she's a 2nd rounder? Honest question.
    There are only 12 teams.



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Great find MRed. I wish the best for her; she deserves it.

    I also think having her make a roster would be beneficial for ISU as well.

    Anyone hear if she will be doing the 3 pt contest?

    BF has said he has been getting calls about Lacey from Pro scouts.



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Plenty have been drafted:

    Francis (New York 2000 2nd round #13: 29th overall)
    Frese (Utah 2000 3rd round #3: 35th overall)
    Taylor (Minnesota 2001 4th round #7: 55th overall)
    Welle (Cleveland 2002 2nd round #15: 31st overall)
    Gahan (New York 2002 3rd round #14: 46th overall)
    Wilson (Connecticut 2003 3rd round #7: 34th overall)
    O'Neil (Sacramento 2005 3rd round #4: 30th overall)
    Medders (Indiana 2007 2nd round #9: 22nd overall)

    Additionally, Brittany Wilkins wasn't drafted but managed to hang around the Sacramento roster for a couple seasons, mostly spent on IR.

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    Anyone actually played besides Francis and Freese ? If I'm not mistaken, the others were drafted but they were cut by the teams before the season began.



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    Anyone actually played besides Francis and Freese ? If I'm not mistaken, the others were drafted but they were cut by the teams before the season began.
    I think they were the only two draftees to play. Wilkins might have seen action in a game or two.



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    Anyone actually played besides Francis and Freese ? If I'm not mistaken, the others were drafted but they were cut by the teams before the season began.

    Brittany Wilkins has been our most successful Cyclone alum in the WNBA.



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Thats awesome.



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Brittany Wilkins has been our most successful Cyclone alum in the WNBA.
    Respectfully disagree. Only one Cyclone has seen significant WNBA playing time, and it wasn't her.

    Stacy Frese WNBA Statistics | Basketball-Reference.com

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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Anyone hear if she will be doing the 3 pt contest?
    She is not.

    Turner to Compete in Three-Point Contest at Men's Final Four - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

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    Ashley Barlow, Notre Dame; Taylor Lilley, Oregon; Merideth Marsh, Vanderbilt; Maggie McCloskey, Loyola Chicago; Kelly McManmon, St. John's; Brigid Mulroy, Detroit Mercy; Bianca Smith, Colorado; Yvonne Turner, Nebraska.



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    Re: Lacey invited to attend WNBA draft

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Respectfully disagree. Only one Cyclone has seen significant WNBA playing time, and it wasn't her.
    That's fine, everyone has their opinion, and I respect yours.
    Brittany Wilkins is the only Cyclone to last more than a season in the WNBA. She was with the Monarchs for two seasons, and started a third with San Antonio before being released.



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