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WNBA Draft 2015

Michala Johnson forgoes WNBA, returns to school

The New York Liberty will have to wait an extra year for third-round pick Michala Johnson. Johnson, a 6-foot-3 center, has received a medical redshirt hardship waiver, and will go back to the Badgers for her sixth year of eligibility.

Washington Mystics rookie Natasha Cloud "thankful"

Swish Appeal caught up with Washington Mystics rookie Natasha Cloud. Cloud, a 6-foot do-everything guard, was arguably the most versatile player in this year's WNBA Draft. She talks about her draft-day experience and being thankful.

Alisha Valavanis: in the eye of the Storm

In less than 12 months, Alisha Valavanis, has transformed the Storm from the oldest and smallest team in the WNBA, to a preview of what women's basketball will look like from now on.

Ally Malott excited about Washington Mystics

Contributor Patrick MacCoon spoke with this year's No. 8 pick in this year's WNBA Draft, Ally Malott. Malott talked about the excitement of getting drafted, her decision to stay home for college, and the exuberance of playing for Washington.

How will Malott & Cloud fit in with the Mystics?

The Mystics' top two draft picks aren't going to be superstars, but that doesn't mean that they can't fill some roles to be contributors.

Jewell Loyd & Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis talk Seattle

Contributor Colin Davenport had a chance to speak with Seattle Storm first-round picks, Jewell Loyd and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. Both players expressed their excitement about being in Seattle -- and the opportunity to play together.

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2015 WNBA Draft: Cal players celebrating the selection of Reshanda Gray

Awesome moment for Cal women's basketball with a pair of players selected in the 2015 WNBA Draft. This is the first time Cal has ever had two players selected in the WNBA Draft and, according to Cal Athletics, "California has now had at least one player drafted in each of the last three seasons, the only Pac-12 program to hold that distinction."

WNBA Post-Draft Thoughts

The talent may not have been great, but there was still a lot to dwell on regarding this year's WNBA draft.

Putting draft prospects into tiers

For the last few years, I've placed draft prospects into tiers rather than ranking them. For my final post previewing the 2015 WNBA Draft, I do the same.

2015 WNBA Draft Live Chat & Open Thread

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.

Jewell Loyd opens up about basketball & dyslexia

Former Notre Dame guard, Jewell Loyd, took time to open up in a piece to The Player's Tribune. She spoke about growing up with the weight of having dyslexia, how basketball was her place of refuge, and that she will earn her degree.

The top mid-major prospects in the 2015 WNBA draft

Wrapping up our look at statistical indicators for the 2015 WNBA (just in time!), we look specifically at mid-major prospects who might have a chance of cracking the draft order and maybe even making a roster.

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Seattle Storm 2015 Draft Preview

A look at the WNBA 2015 draft & Mock Draft

The 2015 WNBA draft is likely to be considered one of the poorer this century. Here's an in-depth analysis of each player with the potential to be drafted -- and a first round mock draft.

Finding signs of promise among post prospects

Rounding out our look at red flags and signs of promise is a look at positive indicators for post players, with a focus on how a change in scenery at the next level could prove beneficial to a prospect.

Finding promising perimeter prospects in the draft

The 2015 WNBA Draft is widely considered to be weak, but there are a few perimeter players flying a bit under the radar who are probably worthy of attention.

Ex-WNBA coach talks Jewell Loyd & No. 1 pick

Contributor and former WNBA coach Jeff House, talks about why Jewell Loyd has to be the No. 1 pick, in this year's Draft. House has 30 of years experience as a coach, with coaching stints In New York with the Liberty, the Washington Mystics and Sky

Muffet McGraw "shocked" by Jewell Loyd's decision

At Notre Dame's Banquet, head coach Muffet McGraw spoke about her "shock", when she was informed of Jewell Loyd's decision to enter the 2015 WNBA Draft.

Red flags for center prospects in the WNBA Draft

Continuing our look at the 2015 WNBA Draft, we look at past risk factors for unsuccessful college to pro transitions among post players.

Red flags for wing prospects in the WNBA Draft

Continuing our look at the 2015 WNBA Draft, we look at past risk factors for unsuccessful college to pro transitions among wing players.

12 players invited to attend 2015 WNBA Draft

The WNBA has annouced the 12 players invited to attend the 2015 WNBA Draft. Prospects such as Jewell Loyd (Notre Dame), Amanda Zahui B. (Minnesota) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (UConn) are players headlining this event.

Winners & Losers from this week's WNBA Draft news

The WNBA offseason has been turned upside down with Amanda Zahui B. and Jewell Loyd declaring early for the 2015 Draft. Let's take a look at who comes out ahead and behind now that the news has settled in our minds.

Revisiting the WNBA point guard prospect

Over the past few years, the qualities of successful WNBA point prospects has not only changed but changed dramatically. To properly evaluate this year's group of point guard prospects -- and, by extension, the 2015 draft class -- it helps to understand the trends in the league.

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Ranking The Top 10 WNBA Draft Prospects

The case for Amanda Zahui B. as the top pick

We looked at Kiah Stokes and low usage center prospects for the 2015 WNBA Draft the other day, but today we're going to look at trends among the opposite group of centers with a focus on Amanda Zahui B. and her pro potential.

The case for Jewell Loyd as the top pick in 2015

In what has to be a dream come true for the Seattle Storm, Notre Dame junior Jewell Loyd has declared her eligibility for the 2015 WNBA Draft days after Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. did. Now they have the much better situation of choosing.

News: Jewell Loyd to enter 2015 WNBA Draft

Notre Dame junior guard Jewell Loyd will enter the WNBA Draft, per Tone Noie of the South Bend Tribune. This is the second player this week to announce for the draft, as Minnesota's Amanda Zahui B. announced her intentions to do the same as well.

What is Kiah Stokes' pro potential?

Notre Dame's approach to (not) guarding Kiah Stokes reflects one of the statistical concerns about her as a prospect for the 2015 WNBA Draft.

Breaking: Amanda Zahui B. declares for WNBA Draft

Minnesota sophomore post Amanda Zahui B. will declare for this year's WNBA draft. Zahui B. could be this year's No. 1 pick.

Minnesota's Zahui B. considering her WNBA options

We examine why she should and shouldn't put her name in the hat for this year's draft.

Could Jewell Loyd declare for the 2015 WNBA Draft?

It's technically possible, but not probable.

SA Community WNBA Mock Draft: Who's your #8 pick?

The Washington Mystics have overachieved in the last two seasons despite having a talent deficiency. The consequence is a late first round draft pick, but there are still some prospects who could help their rotation.

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