Training Camp Update: Guard Megan Duffy

With one week of Training Camp in the books, the Liberty is settling into Week Two to prepare for the upcoming pre-season match-up against the Mystics on Thursday, May 8. NYLiberty.com is checking in with the team to see how it’s been so far and what they’re doing to prepare for the 2008 season.

Today, we’re talking to guard Megan Duffy. Duffy comes into New York’s Training Camp with WNBA experience, after spending two seasons in a Lynx uniform.

How has Camp been going so far?
I think as a team, we’ve been making strides and progress from day one. The coaches are throwing in more offensive sets into our routine. And they’re making sure we grasp all the offensive concepts and that we’re solid defensively.

Are you the kind of player that sets goals every day or more so for Camp and the pre-season overall?
As a point guard, I set goals each day. And I set them based on what I’m hearing from the coaches about what I need to work on. I find that it’s important not to get too far head and just focus from practice to practice. The point guard wants to get in there and run the floor, make sure everyone’s in correct spots and then set the tone on defense.

Do you have a favorite part of practice?
Anything that’s competitive. Something we’ve gone through recently has been the shell defense. I enjoy that. Really, anytime there’s competition, it’s always fun.

How many of your team-mates did you know before coming into Camp?
I played USA Basketball with Jess [Davenport] and met Cat [Kraayeveld] when we played overseas a couple of years back – when she was in Belgium and I was in Wales. I also know Lisa [Willis] through USA Basketball. And through college, because of the Big East, I know Kia [Wright] and Essence [Carson].

Have you had a chance to explore New York yet?
Not a whole lot, but I have been to the mall. I’m excited to go into the city soon.

You’ve been to The Garden before as an opponent, what did you think of playing there?
It’s definitely my favorite place to play. It has tradition, and the atmosphere is great.

Catch the Liberty in action for the first time in 2008 at the pre-season game on Thursday, May 8. To score tickets, visit The Garden Box Office, click here or call 877-WNBA-TIX.