On the Road With... Cappie Pondexter and Sherill Baker

With the 2007 WNBA Draft rapidly approaching, it's only natural to look back on last year's event. And among the 2006 first-round picks who have made names for themselves in the WNBA are guards Cappie Pondexter (2nd pick overall to the Phoenix Mercury) and Sherill Baker (12th overall to the New York Liberty).

Now that they've both traveled around as a WNBA player for a year, we asked them some questions about the places they've been and the places they'd like to go.

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What are some of the coolest countries you've been to, either for basketball or for pleasure?

Mercury guard Cappie Pondexter, left, and Liberty guard Sherill Baker are two first-round WNBA Draft picks from 2006 who made a difference in their rookie seasons.
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CP: "I really enjoyed Turkey and Belgium. Turkey was unique just because of the people and the culture. They had this eye called the evil eye that certain people get, I just thought it was cool because they had little kids trying to sell it to you in all sort of different forms, like in a glass, or a bracelet or earrings."

SB: "My sophomore year I went to South Africa for a mission trip, and this offseason I just got back from Rome, Italy."

Is there a place you haven't been that you would really like to visit?

SB: "I want to go to Brazil."

CP: "I haven't been to Korea, I think that's probably the biggest one."

What are your favorite WNBA cities to visit?

CP: "Of course, New York. There's so much stuff going on. L.A. was cool, too... I thought the weather was great and the shopping was good, too."

SB: "My favorites would be L.A. and Seattle."

Aside from basketball, what do you like to do most in your WNBA city?

SB: "New York is the best city to shop in."

CP: "The Scottsdale area is pretty cool, but me and Dee (Diana Taurasi) go to Jam 32s, which is a seafood/steak kind of place, and Kincaid's, which is like a sushi place."

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