College can prepare a Draft pick for the WNBA in many ways, but one area
in which the top prospects often find themselves all alone without proper instruction
or education regard just what they should where on their first day as professional
basketball players. For some, what they wear and how they look is just as important
as where they go. Ok, maybe not, but some recent Draftees share their fashion
tips for the 10-20 prospects that will be invited to the Draft and hear their
named called by WNBA President Donna Orender.
Lindsay Whalen, Connecticut Sun
"Just wear something that looks nice. Don't
make it a bigger ordeal than it is. Just enjoy the experience and wear some comfortable
shoes because you're in them all day."
Swin Cash, Detroit Shock
outfit should respresent who you are. Your clothes can determine whether your
drafted first or 15... No, just kidding. Have fun with it. Comfort is everything,
and if you're a heavy sweater, please wear dark clothes."
Tamika Williams, Minnesota Lynx
"Color is in. Maybe something solid. At the
Draft, you don't want to go to bizarre. It is the perfect time to buy your first
suit. Go classy. Most of us didn't have suits in college. So I would say a suit
with something solid and a splash of color."
"Look cute (laughs)."
Sue Bird, Seattle
"Wear comfortable shoes because once your name is announced
and you are done smiling with your new jersey, you have to walk around for what
seems like hours doing different interviews. Comfort over style, ladies... no
one will see your shoes anyway, I promise :) "
Ruth Riley, Detroit
"That's definitely a good question. Just be yourself and wear
whatever is comfortable. And wear any color that looks good on you."