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Thibault Confirms UConn's Charles Will Be Drafted #1 By the Connecticut Sun

In his interview with Swish Appeal this week, Connecticut Sun Head Coach Mike Thibault ended all speculation about who his team intends to draft with the number 1 overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft.

"I would think it would have to be something crazy that I can't even fathom right now that would make us change our mind," said Thibault when asked about drafting Charles in a phone interview with Swish Appeal Wednesday. "She's the reason we made the deal and she's clearly the number one pick. It's a pretty easy choice for us."

The Sun acquired the number 1 pick and former UConn guard Renee Montgomery from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for point guard and Minnesota native Lindsay Whalen and the 2nd pick.

It had been assumed since the deal was first announced that the Sun would reunite the successful pair that played so well together just 23 miles down the road at the University of Connecticut. Now Husky, Sun and all WNBA fans have the confirmation they've been waiting for.

For more on the Sun, please see the interview with Mike Thibault.