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 15-20 prospects that will be invited to the Draft
in Boston and hear their named called by WNBA President Donna Orender.
Kendra Wecker, San Antonio
"I went a little non-traditional with what I wore to the Draft
last year. I wore the slacks and a dressy tank instead of the blazer or suit that
you commonly see. I think it worked for me. I wore something that I was comfortable
in, but also it was hard for me to find a suit last minute in Manhattan, Kansas.
It will be a different experience this year coming right after the Final Four.
Some of the prospects could be coming off of a huge high or low after those games
in Boston and then get drafted the next day."
Lyttle, Houston Comets
"My coaches told me what to wear to the draft,
I didn't really want to get dressed up but they told me this was the one day to
look special, I guess this moment is going to be your picture for years to come
so you can do better than just sweats, so just put on some comfortable to you,
businesslike, but you want to look good on TV, and people will say oh yeah, she
wore something good."
Mann, Minnesota Lynx
"Make sure that you are comfortable in what you
are wearing that is, of course, presentable. You really don't want to be sitting
there waiting for the, to call your name in something that you are not comfortable
in because it will show. You'll be twisting and shifting all over the place. I
also went with slacks and a tank top, but that's my sort of thing. I'm not really
a whole suit kind of girl."
Haynie, Sacramento Monarchs
"Definitely no fashion tips for me except
one: don't wear anything too bright. Everyone is nervous and has no idea where
they will be going. But we are lucky enough to be on television a lot in college,
so that it is not an entirely new experience for us."
they've said in the past...
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."
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."
Riley, Detroit Shock
"That's definitely a good question. Just be yourself
and wear whatever is comfortable. And wear any color that looks good on you."