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2014 WNBA Draft - Round 1, Pick 1: Connecticut Sun select Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike first overall.

After a blockbuster trade earlier today, the Connecticut Sun don't surprise anyone here.

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As expected, the Connecticut Sun have selected Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike with the first pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft.

Ogwumike led the Cardinal to the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, which reflects just how dominant a talent she has been in college.

Wows: There wasn't a player in the nation who meant more to her team than Chiney Ogwumike and even as role players stepped up during their tournament run, it's difficult to deny that she was the key to their success.

Her post game was so refined that teams had no choice but to double her and she was a finalist for the national defensive player of the year award after winning the PAC-12's honor again. And anytime you have a player with a true shooting percentage of 63% and an offensive rebounding percentage over 15%, you have a potential WNBA All-Star.

Having traded center Tina Charles earlier today, Ogwumike is set up to be the Sun's featured player moving forward.

Wonders: Even the best prospects usually live on one dominant strength once they make it to the WNBA. what will Ogwumike's be in her rookie year: rebounding, defense, or scoring?

Worries: The only concern about Ogwumike is her jumper: she struggles to score outside of the paint although it's something she's working on.