The L.A. Sparks have selected BYU's Jennifer Hamson with the 23rd pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft.
Wows: She's tall (6'7"). In addition to being tall, she blocks shot at a rate about as high as former Baylor superstar Brittney Griner.
Wonders: Aside from her volleyball career possibly interrupting or delaying her basketball career, the big question is really about her strength and how well she'll be able to defend WNBA posts.
Worries: Hamson played in the WCC where there isn't anyone who plays frequently that stands anywhere near 6-foot-7. As such, she was not only being guarded by a number of smaller players but also being fronted by them for rebounds. Her numbers are impressive, but the strength of competition has to be a concern and more than one WCC coach figured out how to make her a non- or limited factor as a scorer this year.