Q. What strengths, qualities or skills will you bring or add to a WNBA team?
am a player who plays with a lot of aggressiveness on the defensive end. I'm also
willing to do a lot of things on a basketball court that some other people aren't
willing to do. I take charges, rebound and defend. I'll do anything that's asked
of me, anything to win."
Q. What skills do you feel you still need
to improve or work on in the WNBA?
"Every aspect needs to be improved
upon. There is not one thing that I would say I'm great at in basketball, so there
is always room for improvement."
Ashley Battle (r.) and UConn teammate Jessica Moore at Pre-Draft camp.|
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Q. What do you expect to be some
of the biggest challenges at the next level?
"I would say the biggest
adjustmen is just how much taller everyone else is. It will affect the way I get
into lane and create shots for myself and my opponents. This is also going to
be more physical than anything I've ever experienced. But like anything else,
I'll just adapt.
Q. Are there any specific teams you would like to play
"Well, I have former teammates all over the place, so I'll play
for anyone who will have me. No favorite teams... I'm not going to discriminate.
I love you all."
Q. Is there a current WNBA player you model your
"I'd say my favorite players is Tamika Catchings. I like
how she goes after it every possession. She's all over the place, getting steals,
getting teammates in the right position to score and hitting big shots herself.
She does it all."
Q. What will you remember most about your college
"Definitely the fans, my teammates in the past, the great
players I've played with all four years, the friendships I made... And winning
3 national championships."
Q. Your friend and teammate Jessica Moore
is also a legitimate WNBA prospect. What makes her a special player?
is fierce in the low post. Like me, she is another person who will do whatever
she has to do to win. She's a great defender, blocks shots, takes charge and,
rebounds. She can guard anyone."
Q. Are there any of your fellow
WNBA Draft prospects that you think might surprise some people as a pro?
Irvin. A lot of people haven't seen her play yet, but she has a lot of moves both
inside and away from the basket. People have only seen her post up and score that
Q. Ok, so I know you're a serious NBA fan. Any NBA Playoff
"Miami might take it. I'm going to stick with the east."