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2014 WNBA Draft - Round 1, Pick 5: Indiana Fever select Florida State forward Natasha Howard

With the fifth pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft, the Indiana Fever have selected Florida State's Natasha Howard.

Wows: She's an outstanding athlete who is obviously primarily a post player, but is not uncomfortable out on the wing either. Most importantly in terms of determining her pro potential, Howard is an outstanding offensive rebounder and the Fever can probably use that right away.

Wonders: How much does her rather slight frame matter for her ability to perform in the post against WNBA competition? And - people might forget this - she was recruited with some talk of playing the wing and has the quickness and shooting range to spend more time away from the basket. Is that something we can expect her to improve on over time?

Worries: Howard often rebounds and scores by avoiding contact. And she turned the ball over at a rather high rate when pressured. Will the physicality of the WNBA be a problem for her going forward?