Having played against one another on just about every level, no one knows
the strengths, weaknesses and all-around game of the WNBA prospects better than...
the WNBA prospects themselves. Leading up to the Draft, WNBA.com asked many of
the potential picks to evaluate each other's games.
Yolanda Paige on Jacqueline
Batteast (Notre Dame) - "A great player with solid all-around game."
Newton on Ashley Battle
(Connecticut) - "She reminds me a lot of myself. She is quick and a good
defender who can guard anybody 1-4. She has also been working on her outsisde
Wynter Whitley on
Nikita Bell (North Carolina) - "She is very athletic, and
so fast and strong."
Suminski on Andrea Bills
- "An amazing rebounder at Oregon, she had so many boards and
racked up so many three-point plays."
Jamie Carey on Steffanie
Blackmon (Baylor) - "Really athletic, a heady post player that rebounds
well. The biggest difference with her is outside shot, something she has improved
Nikita Bell on LaTonya
Blue (Virginia) - "She has nice ball handling skills, so much so
that you have to keep your distance on her or else she will cross you up and make
you look silly."
Heather Schreiber on Jamie
Carey (Texas) - "Jamie is the perfect example of a point guard, a
leader who understands the game, who knows how to get the ball to her teammates
and always finds the right matchups."
Jenni Dant on Ashley
Earley (Vanderbilt) - "I watched her a lot and I really respect her
game. She is undersized, but does big things for her game."
on Shyra Ely (Tennessee)
- "She is a very competitive player, a competitive person. She is aggressive,
and every time you step onto the court and look into eyes, you knew she wanted
to win and would leave it all on the court."
Jess Strom on Kristin
Haynie (Michigan State) - "She is so tough. She has so much heart,
probably the most heart of anyone we played against."
Nikita Bell on Roneeka
Hodges (Florida State) - "She is a good offensive player, a go-to
player down the stretch who can score. As a defender, you really have to limit
Kraayeveld on Sandora Irvin
- "I didn't guard her in our NCAA Tournament game, and the only
time I was there was to double team her. She is an athletic post with good moves
both outside and inside. She is quick and can use that against other posts to
get to the hoop."
DeeDee Wheeler on Dionnah
Jackson (Oklahoma) - "She is a great rebounder for her size. It shows
she is a great athlete and can defend anyone all the way up to the 4."
Potts on Temeka Johnson
(L.S.U.) - "The best point guard I've ever seen. I really like her a
Anna Montanana on Cynthia
Jordan (Temple) -"Cynthia is a good point guard that can shoot the
3-pointer, penetrate and sees the floor well."
Caity Matter on Laurie
Koehn (Kansas State) - "The best all-around outside shooter..."
Suminski on Cathrine
Kraayeveld (Oregon) - "She has amazing height but can do many other
things well. She can play outside and is very hard to guard. We focused on her
when we played because she can hurt you in so many ways, inside and out."
Strom on Caity Matter (Ohio
State) - "She can shoot it."
Angelina Williams on Janel
McCarville (Minnesota) - "She is THE MAN. She can do it all. She's
Moore on Anna Montanana
- "The right word for her is deceptive. Her game
is really a smooth and very solid with ball. People misjudge her size as a weakness,
but she uses that as a strength."
Anna Montanana on Ari Moore (Temple)
- "She is a 3/4 combo player that knows how to guard people. She is very
aggressive and does the little things well."
Ashley Early on Loree
Moore (Tennessee) - "She leads her team and always keeps an even
keel. She also always has the same expression on her face and never gets too high
or too low."
Ashley Battle on Jessica
Moore (Connecticut) - "She is fierce in the low post, another person
who will do whatever she has to do to win games. She is a great defender, blocks
shots, takes charges, rebounds and can guard anyone."
Yolanda Paige on
Chelsea Newton (Rutgers)
- "She plays with a lot of energy and has the all-around game to go with
Jessica Moore on Yolanda
Paige (West Virginia) - "She works hard. Playing against her, she
gave us problems for a number of reasons: She has a great outside shot and finds
people that get open."
Tasha Morehead on Sara
Potts (Kentucky) - "She has a nice jump shot and is a very good three-point
Jackson on Heather Schreiber
- "You have to guard her in transition because she can shoot
the 3-pointer at any time. She can come off the screen and shoot and is effective
because she is taller than the guards."
Caity Matter on Jess
Strom (Penn State) - "A very good floor general, she gets teammates
where they need to be, makes great passes and can put the ball in the hole."
Bills on Kelley Suminski
(Stanford) - "She is very experienced and has taken her basketball farther
than most of us have. She is smart and knows how to get herteammates involved."
Jackson on Kendra Wecker
(Kansas State) - "I don't think you can find a weakness. She is a scoring
machine. She knows how to score. Period. Whenever. Wherever. She is so hard to
defend because she is faster than most post players and stronger than most guards."
Suminski on DeeDee Wheeler
(Arizona) - "She's awesome and really very cool. She was my roommate
at pre-Draft camp and was very nice. She is also really quick. You think you have
her and she goes by. She has good range on her three, is a good driver and a great
Ashley Early on Tan
White (Mississippi State) - "A scorer, she is incredible. You really
can't stop her, you can only hope to contain her."
Caity Matter on Angelina
Williams (Illinois) - "So long and quick, shecan elevate and
get her shot off easier. She also plays defense at a higher level."
Strom on Tanisha Wright
(Penn State) - "A great defender, she can defend anyone on perimeter."