With the number seven overall pick in the 2003 WNBA Draft, the Washington Mystics selected Aiysha Smith from Louisiana State.

What were your thoughts coming into the draft? Were you nervous?

Smith: Yeah, I really didnít know. I didnít know what teams were looking for so Iím just happy to be chosen by Washington.

What do you think you can bring to Washington?

Smith: I think my inside game, maybe. Iím trying to get into the weight room and work a little more to get a little stronger. So hopefully I can get in there to get a few more boards. I guess Iím pretty versatile, like Chamique (Holdsclaw) or Asjha (Jones). They have a lot of versatile people.

Youíre from Detroit. Did you hope Detroit would pick you with one of their two picks in the top five?

Smith: There was a little bit, but I wasnít really sure. I didnít want to get my hopes up and then have it crash down. So, I just stayed pretty calm.