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2014 WNBA Draft - Round 1, Pick 9: Indiana Fever select Notre Dame post Natalie Achonwa

The Indiana Fever have selected Notre Dame post Natalie Achonwa with the ninth pick in the 2014 WNBA draft.

Wows: She's an excellent passer from the post and is unquestionably one of the smartest players in the draft. She's a fiery competitor who will have the ability to contribute in a number of ways.

Wonders: How much will she lose due to her ACL injury? She wasn't a player whose athleticism drove her productivity, but she has a long road back and will have to adjust to the league.

Worries: Achonwa scored a lot of her buckets off cuts to the basket from within Notre Dame's offense and struggled somewhat when forced to finish strong through contact. Additionally, she found herself in foul trouble on occasion when going up against the nation's quicker posts. Combined, the question is how effective she'll be against the stronger, more athletic posts of the WNBA once she does come back from injury.