Q. What strengths, qualities or skills will you bring or add to a WNBA team?
can bring versatility. I play the 4 position, but I also have guard skills. I
am quicker than the average 4, bigger than the average 3 and also have nice range.
I am a 15-feet-and-in player. I can also handle the ball, rebound and like playing
defense. I play with a lot of energy."
Q. What skills do you feel you
still need to improve or work on at the next level?
want to work on perfecting my guard skills, specifically my ball handling and
extending my range."
Q. What do you expect to be some
of the biggest adjustments at the next level?
"I think the biggest
adjustment will be in realizing that the WNBA is a business. The transition from
college to professional basketball will be a challenge, but will work on my all-around
"life" skills and being an adult."
Tennessee teammates Loree Moore (l.) and Shyra Ely (r.) at pre-Draft camp.|
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Q. Are there any specific
teams you would like to play for?
"I'd love to go back home to Indianapolis
and get to play for the Fever. I would be happy any place warm.
there a current WNBA player you look up to?
"I love Tamika Catchings,
a fellow Lady Vol. She works so hard and always gives 100 percent everytime she
steps on the floor. She is one of the best players in the WNBA."
Do you have a favorite NBA player?
"I always loved Scottie Pippen."
What will you remember most about your college experience?
consumed me. I'll admit I won't remember much from my college education, but it
will all be basketball and the relationships I've made."
Which of your fellow WNBA Draft prospects will make the most immediate impact
in the League?
"Temeka Johnson and Tan White."
of your fellow WNBA Draft prospects will win WNBA Rookie of the Year?
White. A great scorer."
Q. Which of your fellow WNBA Draft prospects
is the best shooter? Has the best inside game?
"Shooter, Laurie Koehn
from Kansas State... the best inside game, Sandora Irvin and Janel McCarville".
What WNBA player are you most looking forward to playing against or meeting?
pretty much met a lot of them over the years now. But I am so much looking forward
to being around the veterans who laid the foundation for this league and who started
it all, yet are still around."