Draft Days of our Lives

New York, NY - March 28, 2006 - It's hard to believe, but in just over a week the WNBA will hold its 10th annual Draft. On April 5, the Liberty will be able to add to the team's roster with a selection of the best college players from across the country. The 2006 WNBA Draft provides the opportunity for New York to add fresh, young talent to its line-up. And it gives those players the chance to pursue their hoop dreams at the highest level. Over the past nine years, there have been many a draft pick selected by the Liberty. As we prepare for the latest WNBA Draft, let's take a look back at the Drafts of the past:

1997
Sue Wicks First Round (sixth overall)
Sophia Witherspoon Second Round (11th overall)
Trena Trice Third Round (22nd overall)
Kisha Ford Fourth Round (27th overall)
^Kym Hampton First Round (fourth overall)
^Vickie Johnson Second Round (12th overall)

1998
Alicia Thompson First Round (ninth overall)
Nadine Domond Second Round (19th overall)
Albena Branzova Third Round (29th overall)
Vanessa Nygaard Fourth Round (39th overall)

1999
Crystal Robinson First Round (sixth overall)
Michele Van Gorp Second Round (18th overall)
Tamika Whitmore Third Round (30th overall)
Carolyn Jones-Young Fourth Round (42nd overall)

2000
Olga Firsova First Round (13th overall)
Desiree Francis Second Round (29th overall)
Jessica Bibby Third Round (45th overall)
Natalie Porter Fourth Round (61st overall)

2001
Taru Tuukkanen Fourth Round (57th overall)
Tara Mitchem Fourth Round (60th overall)

2002
Linda Frohlich Second Round (26th overall)
Tracy Gahan Third Round (46th overall)
Dee Dee Warley Fourth Round (62nd overall)

2003
Elena Baranova Dispersal Draft (11th overall)
Molly Creamer First Round (10th overall)
Erin Thorn Second Round (17th overall)
Sonja Mallory Second Round (24th overall)
Kristen Brooke Sharp Second Round (26th overall)
Nicole Kaczmarski Third Round (39th overall)

2004
Ann Wauters Dispersal Draft (fourth overall)
Shameka Christon First Round (fifth overall)
Amisha Carter Second Round (17th overall)
Cathy Joens Third Round (30th overall)

2005
Loree Moore First Round (10th overall)
Tabitha Pool Second Round (23rd overall)
Rebecca Richman Third Round (36th overall)

So who will make up the 2006 Liberty draft class? Stay tuned to nyliberty.com later this week as we take a look at some of the top college prospects looking to make their mark in the WNBA this season. Then make your own predictions on who the Liberty will take with the 12th, 23rd and 37th overall picks in the 2006 WNBA Draft.

^ - 1997 Elite Draft