Auburn G/F DeWanna Bonner
University of Auburn
Auburn's DeWanna Bonner is one of the most unique talents in this year's draft class. While she stands 6-4, she plays more like a guard than a forward. She has a nice shooting touch from the perimeter and runs the floor extremely well. Winner of the SEC Player of the Year award, Bonner averaged 21.0 points and 8.5 rebounds during her senior season at Auburn.
While there are some concerns about her slight frame, she has impressed WNBA scouts and analysts thoughout the season and has the ability to create all kinds of matchup problems with her versatility and speed at the pro level.
Before she arrived in Secaucus for Thursday's draft, Bonner took some time to answer questions from WNBA.com to give us a closer look at who she is both on and off the court.
WNBA.com: What have you been doing and working on since the end of your team痴 season?
Bonner: I have been working on my post game and getting stronger. I understand the WNBA is very physical and I just want to make sure that I am prepared for that. I知 learning more sufficient and better post moves.
WNBA.com: What memories do you have about your college hoops experience? What will you remember most?
Bonner: I just remember all the fun times that I have with the fan and my teammates, in the locker room on the court, and off the court. I will miss the dearly. I will remember most wining the SEC regular season championship and the celebration with everyone.
WNBA.com: What strengths, qualities or skills will you bring or add to a WNBA team?
Bonner: I think I am a very versatile player. I can play any position on the court. I can also defend just about any position. I bring a positive attitude and work ethic to a team and the goal in mind of wining a championship.
WNBA.com: What skills do you feel you need to improve or work on at the next level?
Bonner: Getting stronger mentally and physically; also working on my post game more and my 3-point shot.
WNBA.com: What do you expect to be some of the biggest challenges or adjustments at the next level?
Bonner: My biggest adjustment would be getting to know the WNBA. How different it is from college in the aspect of how much more physical and mental it will be.
WNBA.com: Is there a current WNBA player you model your game after, or that you look up to?
WNBA.com: What WNBA players are you most looking forward to playing against or meeting?
Bonner: Lisa Leslie
WNBA.com: What are a few things people need to know about you personally and what you値l bring to the WNBA?
Bonner: I知 a hard worker and I will do whatever it takes to win. I really honor to make it this far and I知 going to do everything to keep it that way.
WNBA.com: What are you thinking and feeling as the Draft approaches?
Bonner: I知 nervous and excited. I just want to see where I値l be going and who are my soon-to-be teammates.
WNBA.com: What is your best on-court moment?
Bonner: It has to be when we played in front of a sold out crowd during the Auburn vs. Tennessee game. The game was played at Auburn and it was the largest crowd in Auburn history and the fans were great.
WNBA.com: What is your source of inspiration when it comes to basketball?
Bonner: It would have to be my family. I know they will also be there winning or lose 100%.
WNBA.com: What do you like to do to relax off the court?
Bonner: I sleep, eat, study, text, and watch ESPN.
WNBA.com: What is your favorite movie and who is your favorite musician?
Bonner: My favorite movie is Slumdog Millionaire and my favorite musician is Beyonce.