"Everybody is saying that Seimone
Augustus is going to be the top pick coming out of the Draft on April 5, but there
are several other great players like Monique Currie, Cappie Pondexter and Sophia
Young from Baylor. But who knows what position certain teams need and will go
with when it comes around time to pick. Sophia Young is from my country, so I
am hoping she makes it at least in the top five."
Kristen Mann, Minnesota Lynx
Lynx have the first pick barring any trade and I have to think that the team will
go with a guard like Seimone Augustus. Trust me, she is that good. I never played
with Monique Currie, but I did get a chance to play with Cappie Pondexter during
one summer with a USA Basketball select team. She has that international experience
that will help her excel at the next level. I mean, come on, I think she's been
on like five different USA teams."
Kendra Wecker, San Antonio
"Seimone Augustus, Cappie Pondexter, Monique Currie and Sophia
Young stand out for like everyone has been saying all season long. They are dynamic
players who have a knack for making things happen. They each have unique skills,
obviously, as Cappie is a point guard, Monique and Seimone are two-three combo
players and Sophia Young is a post player who does so much for Baylor. Having
played against her in the Big 12 for three season, I have seen her grow so much
every year in their program. She is very much on pace to break my scoring record
that I set last year and her game has extended even further from the basket. She
has improved her outside shooting and has a more well-rounded game. I am excited
to see how good she can be at this level."
Lindsay Whalen, Connecticut
"Well everyone has a consensus of who they feel as being the top four
or five. You'll hear their names a lot during the NCAA Tournament and into the
Draft. And deservedly so. Seimone Augustus, Cappie Pondexter, Monique Currie and
Sophia Young are at the top, but after that, I'm excited to see some sleepers
that come on during Tournament time, because that's the time to shine, you know?
I know that those top four players, that's a pretty solid group there, but it
will be interesting to see who else breaks out."
Kristin Haynie, Sacramento
"I definitely think Liz Shimek (Mich State teammates) deserve
their shot along with some of the top players out there. I got to see how good
Baylor's Sophia Young was in the NCAA Tournament championship game last year and
I think she will be among the top picks. Seimone Augustus and Cappie Pondexter
are the top players to come out, I think."