11:30 a.m. ET April 19 on ESPN2 & NBA TV

STORM HEAD COACH RATES THE TOP 10 DRAFT PROSPECTS
In Contention for No. 1
By Lin Dunn

The Seattle Storm hold the No. 1 pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft and, provided they don't trade the pick before draft day, have a number of prospects to choose from in a very talent-heavy field. We asked Storm head coach Lin Dunn to rate her top 10, with an explanation behind why they're in contention for the top pick. Here are her choices ... in alphabetical order.

Sue Bird, University of Connecticut
Guard
"She is the best true point guard in the draft. She reminds me of a combination of Dawn Staley and Jennifer Azzi; her greatest assets are her leadership and her ability to score."


Swin Cash, University of Connecticut
Forward
"She is the best forward in the draft. She is quick, strong and physical; a GREAT rebounder who knows how to win."


Danielle Crockrom, Baylor University
Forward/Center

"She is very strong and plays bigger than 6-2. She has a great touch around the basket and will only get better."


Stacey Dales, University of Oklahoma
Guard

"She is a multi-dimensional player who can play up to four positions. She's tough- minded, has deceptive speed and a great ability to find a way to score."


Asjha Jones, University of Connecticut
Forward/Center
"She is a rugged, physical forward who can play at the 3 or 4 spots. She hits the boards like a center."


Sheila Lambert, Baylor University
Guard

"Sheila is the quickest guard in Divison I and may be the quickest in the game. She boasts great handles, has great hands and defends very well."


Tawana McDonald, University of Georgia
Forward/Center

"She is a big, athletic sleeper of the draft. She has a nice touch around the basket. She is at her best in the low block with her back to basket."


Michelle Snow, University of Tennessee
Center

"She is one of the quickest post players in the draft. She is mobile, agile and can really run the floor.You can not stop her turnaround jumper. She will likely dunk when she gets to the WNBA."


Nikki Teasley, University of North Carolina
Guard

"Nikki has exceptional speed and quickness. She is a big combo guard who can play at the 1, 2 or 3 spots. She has great three-point shooting range and is also a solid defender."


Tamika Williams, University of Connecticut
Forward

"Tamika is a combo forward who plays physical inside and outside. She will help any WNBA team with her offensive and defensive skills. She could be a sleeper."



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