Draft Dreams: Kayla Pedersen

Welcome to the Tulsa Shock's 2011 WNBA Draft Preview. The Shock hold the second and seventh overall picks in the 2011 Draft that will be held on April 11th at the ESPN Offices in Bristol, Connecticut. Leading up to the draft, we will highlight the Top-13 prospects and see how each of them could fit in with the Shock's current roster.

Stanford Senior
Height: 6-4
Position: Forward

2010-11 - 12.9 points/8.0 rebounds/3.2 assists/47.3 Percent FG/32.3 minutes/game

2011 All-Pac-10 Team
2011 Pac-10 All Defensive Team Honorable Mention
2010 All Final Four Team
2010 Pac-10 All Tournament Team
2010 All-Pac-10 Team 2010 Pac-10 All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention

Listed at 6-4 and likely to play the forward spot in the WNBA, Pedersen's strength is her versatility and ability to play on the perimeter. She's a hybrid small/power forward which might be ideal in Coach Richardson's trapping offense.

Although her three-point shooting percentage fell to just over 23 percent in her senior season, she has shot from mid to late 30s in her first three seasons indicating her ability to make that shot to if asked to play outside.

Pedersen's Final Four experience at Stanford and her ability to impact the game without having the ball in her hands makes her an versatile perimeter and low post prospect who could fit-in on almost any time in the league.

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Other Prospects

Xavier - Amber Harris

Australia - Elizabeth Cambage

Oklahoma - Danielle Robinson

Gonzaga - Courtney Vandersloot

Texas A&M - Danielle Adams

Connecticut - Maya Moore

Stanford - Jeanette Pohlen

Xavier - Ta'Shia Phillips

Stanford - Kayla Pedersen

North Carolina - Jessica Breland

Kentucky Victoria Dunlap

Duke - Jasmine Thomas

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