Get To Know the Liberty’s Newest Faces

New York, NY - April 22, 2005 - It is easy enough to find out the basics on the Liberty's new draft picks. Loree Moore is a 5' 9'' guard from the University of Tennessee. Tabitha Pool is a 6' 1" forward from the University of Michigan. Rebecca Richman is a 6' 5" center from Rutgers University. But that is the easy stuff; it is only when you talk to the new additions that you find out there is so much more to each of them. Moore, Pool and Richman took time from their hectic college schedules to chat with

What will you miss most about college?
LM: I will really miss the friendships that I have developed over the years as well as my teammates and coaches.
TP: The coaching staff and campus.
RR: I will miss the relationships that I have developed over the past few years with my teammates, coaches and friends. I'll miss all the fun times, the struggles and the triumphs that we shared together. I will also miss the academic side of college, especially the professors that have supported my intellectual and social growth as a young woman.

If you were not going into the WNBA, what would you be doing after graduation?
LM: I would probably be a probation officer.
TP: I would continue playing overseas.
RR: I would definitely persue a degree in law.

Who is your all-time favorite WNBA player?
LM: Becky Hammon
TP: Cynthia Cooper
RR: Lisa Leslie

What do you think is the best part of your game?
LM: My defense and that I really push tempo.
TP: Passing and rebounding.
RR: My defensive intensity and rebounding ability. I am very passionate about defense and it is something that I take great pride in.

What about playing for the Liberty are you most excited about?
LM: Getting the opportunity to play alongside Becky Hammon. And the style of the Liberty is up-tempo, so I am really excited about that.
TP: Playing at a different level and meeting tremendous athletes.
RR: What I am most excited about is that I have the opportunity to play with a great team and to be a part of and add to their future success.

Have you been to New York City before?
LM: Yes, this season when we were playing against Rutgers.
TP: No, but I have always wanted to visit.
RR: Born and raised!

What WNBA location are you most looking forward to visiting?
LM: California, so I can finally go back home.
TP: Los Angeles.
RR: Los Angeles.

What is the best advice you have been given so far?
LM: Attitude is everything and everything happens for a reason.
TP: To work hard, never give up and be strong.
RR: To continue to work hard, continue to believe in yourself and stay true to the things that have gotten you to this point and help in team success. And lastly, go out there and have fun!