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Tidbits From Pre-Draft Camp

No on-court workouts were conducted at Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago on Thursday, but that didn't stop us from unearthing some items of note about a handful of prospects. Stay tuned for news, notes, photos and more as the players hit the court Friday and Saturday.



Georgia Tech's Milli Martinez seems to be the envy of the draft prospects, not for her pro ball potential, but her fiance, Los Angeles Clippers guard Corey Maggette. The two are planning to set a wedding date later this month for sometime in the next two years. She met the hunky Duke alum her freshman year of college when he came to play against Georgia Tech, but they are waiting to get married so they can see how her own basketball career goes.

Meredith Eisenhut played three sports (soccer, basketball and softball) at Div. III St. Lawrence. She has another year of eligibility left in softball and plans to use it while she gets her master's in education. Eisenhut was the Div. III Player of the Year and feels it's an honor just to be invited to compete for a draft position among the mostly Div. I players.

"I don't have anything to be nervous about. I'm expecting to get drafted in a high position. So I have nothing to lose."



Tennessee's Michelle Snow is considered the draft prospect with the best chance of being the first player to dunk in the WNBA, but she's not the only one. Louisiana Tech's TaKeisha Lewis dunked twice in high school and believes she's more than ready to throw one down in the pros. She says she never had the open-court opportunity to try a dunk in college, but her high school slams featured both a one-handed and a two-handed jam.

Everyone's Senior Night is emotional, but Indiana's Jill Chapman had a few more tears than usual after her boyfriend proposed to her in front of everyone at Assembly Hall! The two are going to be married in September.


Late in her senior year, Stanford's Lindsey Yamasaki came back from the Cardinal's UCLA trip thinking she had come down with the flu. It turned out she had had an attack of appendicitis and had to have her appendix removed a day and a half later. She was out two weeks, missing the Pac-10 tournament, but made a full recovery just in time for the Big Dance.

Davalyn Cunningham, a forward from Rutgers, was born in the Philippines, two months premature with underdeveloped lungs and jaundice. Her parents nicknamed her "Sug," short for "Sugar" because she was so small and they thought she looked so sweet. Cunningham would grow up to be six feet tall and perfectly healthy.


Guard Edneisha Curry takes to the court with both a player and a coach's perspective. During her two and a half seasons at Cal State Northridge (before transferring to Oregon), she coached a parks and recreation team of 11-year old girls. She'd take them to Los Angeles Sparks' games and even other outings not related to basketball.

"I wanted to show them it was more than a game."

Tracy Gahan's family fell in love with Iowa State -- even though it's nowhere near their hometown of McKinney, Texas. Tracy's older brother Jeff arrived on a swimming scholarship in 1997 and Tracy became a Cyclone hoopster a year later. Younger brother Brian just walked on to the men's basketball team as a freshman this past year. Tracy says it's been a "blast" having her brothers at school with her.


Kimberly Young's pre-game rituals at Alabama-Huntsville have a deeper meaning than the usual good luck charms. She warms up wearing a t-shirt with her sister Tiffany's picture on it under her shooting shirt before games. Kimberly says this is when she feels closest to Tiffany, who played on Purdue's 1999 NCAA Championship team, but was then killed by a drunk driver in Gary, Indiana on July 31 of that year. Kimberly transferred to Alabama-Huntsville from Southern Mississippi to be closer to her parents after the tragedy and says everything she does, she dedicates to her sister.

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