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2015 WNBA Draft Open Thread and Live Chat

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Here's a quick preview of tonight's WNBA Draft, as well as some insight, from Seattle Storm head coach Jenny Boucek. Below is an open thread to talk about the Draft. The WNBA Draft starts tonight at 7 p.m. EST.

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What: 2015 WNBA Draft

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Live TV: ESPN2

Quick Preview:

Tonight, the 2015 WNBA Draft will take place. And while it looked like it wasn't going to be the strongest of drafts, things got interesting pretty quick, as two of the nation's top players decided to forgo their eligibility: Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd and Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B.

Our own Bob Corwin wrote about the draft at-length last night, and also, provided a Mock Draft.

We spoke with Seattle Storm -- who hold the No. 1 and No. 3 overall picks -- head coach Jenny Boucek, to get her thoughts on tonight's draft.

"Everything has shifted (after the announcements of Loyd and Zahui B.)," said Boucek. "Everything did adjust -- our picks got a whole more popular, we got a lot more options on the table.

While many foresee Loyd and Zahui B going No. 1 and No. 2, Boucek offered some acute insight that UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, is a viable option for those selections as well.

"(Mosqueda-Lewis), in the advanced analytics as you look at them, she's the best ever -- as a shooter -- to come into our league," said Boucek. "And the other thing is just that, our franchise in particular, I think a lot of franchises can just talk about the risks that comes along with a player that's European -- and is going to be offered major contracts by European teams, year-in and year-out.

"So, when you factor all those things in, I don't think it's a done deal of what the No. 1 and No. 2 picks will be."