2014 WNBA Draft - Round 3, Pick 2: The New York Liberty selected Tennessee's Meighan Simmons

The New York Liberty selected Tennessee's Meighan Simmons with the 26 pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft.

Wows: Again... here's the thing: Simmons can create her own shots off the dribble and made quite a few her senior season, despite having a reputation as a gunner without a conscience. I can point to a few players drafted ahead of her who weren't quite as good at the "making" part of that equation. If Bill Laimbeer can get her locked in on the defensive end, she has all the athletic tools to be an impact player.

Wonders: What will happen to Simmons' efficiency when she's on a team that doesn't require her to shoot as much?

Worries: Aside from the reputation issue, the one major concern about Simmons is that she can settle for jumpers a lot, which reduces her scoring efficiency. And though she was a more willing passer in her senior season, she still had a rather low efficiency as a ball handler because she didn't create many assists for others. The real question is whether Laimbeer can get her into some habits that will better utilize her athletic abilities, which are considerable. If he can, she could easily be the steal of the draft.

For far more words on Simmons, check out our pre-draft profile.

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