Harding
Opening Statement from Lindsey Harding: "First of all, I'm probably still shaking because I'm just really happy and excited. It's always been a dream of mine since I started playing basketball, to get to the next level, the top level - the WNBA. The fact that I'm here, that I've made it and that I was selected first over so many other excellent all players - it is definitely an honor and I'm really happy about that."

Q: Do you feel that you can't focus in yet because you might be traded? A lot of rumors are circulating about a possible trade.

Harding: "Right now I'm still on the shock effect, I'm still getting over that. I'll just have to wait and see."

Editor's note: Harding was soon after traded to the Minnesota Lynx

Q: Are you familiar at all with Coach Westhead's style?

Harding: "I know that they score a lot of points. They're quick. Hopefully, if I'm still with Phoenix, I can fit into that."

Q: Can you put your emotional roller-coaster of the last few days into perspective? You dealt with the NCAA Tournament loss, your coach leaving Duke, and now you're the first pick in the Draft.

Harding: "You're right. It's been a roller-coaster, up and down, up and down. It's all part of the game of basketball. You don't play basketball unless you're prepared to deal with both the good times and the bad times. So, getting over the loss was hard, knowing that Coach is leaving, and I hurt for some of my teammates and for Duke as well, but I feel that she is doing what is best for her in getting another challenge, and I'm happy for her. And now, getting drafted definitely tops it off."

Q: Lindsey, can you remember as a little girl, the first time that the WNBA came into your consciousness, and what you thought?

Harding: "It was actually the first time I had ever played basketball in Houston and I went to a Comets game and I was actually debating to run track or to play basketball, because I loved track - but I saw the team out there, I saw the environment, and I saw their love of the game, and from that moment, I remember telling my dad, "I want to play basketball." The WNBA helped decide my future in sports."