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Bird Flies West for Summer




Stacey Dales-Schuman is one among many 2002 draftees who WNBA VP of Player Personnel Renee Brown says will make an impact on their teams this season. (Jen Pottheiser/WNBA Photos)

Sue Bird of national champion Connecticut will pack her bags for Seattle after being selected with the top pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Four of the first six picks hailed from UConn. See which players went where with our team-by-team breakdown and find out what some of the draftees had to say in their live chats!
 VIDEO: Storm select Bird 56k | 300k
 Quotes from the top selections
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From Mayberry to the Big Apple
New Liberty forward Linda Fröhlich, the all-time leading scorer (male or female) at UNLV, is looking to continue her crazy journey in the big city.

Chattin' Stiles
Draft cybercast hostess Jackie Stiles tackled your questions about what her team's needs are, the overall draft-day experience and more in a live chat on the eve of the draft.

Pre-Draft Chats
There was plenty of pondering and predicting leading up to the 2002 WNBA Draft and we included a variety of perspectives, including top prospect and North Carolina guard Nikki Teasley.
 Chat wrap: Lynx coach/GM Brian Agler
 Chat wrap: Sting coach Anne Donovan
 Chat wrap: Mercury GM Seth Sulka

Bird's Eye View
After going undefeated and winning a national title, UConn guard Sue Bird said she's been busy making appearances and is taking her draft status "with a grain of salt."
 Fan Forum answers: Your picks for No. 1

Speaking From Experience
Sol center Ruth Riley, the No. 5 overall pick in 2001, shares what she was thinking and feeling on draft day and offers her advice for this year's prospects.

Twice As Nice
Like Kelly and Coco Miller before them, twin sisters Jermisha and Jerkisha Dosty will be split up for the first time in their careers.

Stock Rising
As WNBA Pre-Draft Camp came to a close in Chicago, a few players stood out for the coaches, while the Storm had yet to decide on what they were going to do with their top pick.
 Pre-Draft: Stats | Notebook | Photos | Tidbits

Slammin' Snow
Already a proven dunker at Tennessee, center Michelle Snow has her sights set on the WNBA's first-ever slam. She talked about that and more in a live chat from Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago.

Top Dogs
Connecticut seniors Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones and Tamika Williams have played together, lived together and won together for four years. Now all first-round draftees face the future on opposing teams.

History in the Making
Take a look back at previous WNBA drafts to see how the top picks have fared, team-by-team history, top producing programs and more.


WATCH & LISTEN


Check out video of the top selections getting their names called in the 2002 Draft, and listen to reactions from WNBA coaches.


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