WNBA Draft 2013
In this week's look at individual statistics, we return to the Rookie of the Year race where the improvement of one player might end up being a more interesting discussion than the front-runner right now.
It's undeniable that Skylar is the player with the kind of game that the Shock sorely needs. Her social media presence and her sex appeal are also what add to her marketability, but they need to complement her, rather than vice versa.
Texas A&M's Kelsey Bone was selected fifth overall by the New York Liberty in the 2013 WNBA Draft on Monday. Swish Appeal had an opportunity to follow up with her and her mother about getting drafted and playing for Bill Laimbeer.
The Washington Mystics have selected Ohio State's Tayler Hill, a 5'10" guard from Minneapolis as their first round draft pick. Hill will be one of DC's major core pieces going forward as it looks to rebound from a dismal 2012 season.
While the Draft goes on tonight which will be exciting, our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their families in the Boston Marathon tragedy earlier this afternoon.
Over the past few years, scoring power forwards like Danielle Adams (2011) and Nneka Ogwumike (2012) have made a splash as rookies in the WNBA. This year's top scoring power forward is Tianna Hawkins, who turned herself into a scorer out of need.
I've set out to see if there are tangible ways to weigh a prospect's value by their level of risk relative to past prospects based upon a set of red flags and similarity ratings. The following is a partial draft board for the 2013 WNBA Draft.