Name: DeWanna Bonner
Height: 6'4"
Position: Guard
Class: Senior
School: Auburn



At 6-4, Bonner has superlative height and athleticism for a perimeter player and is among the SEC's leading rebounders (8.6 rpg) despite her slender build. Seems to be most effective inside the three-point line, with the potential for expanding her game beyond the arc, and gets to the line at a prodigious clip (nearly 8 times per game). A two-time gold medalist with Team USA, most recently winning the FIBA U21 World Championships in Moscow during the summer of 2007. The SEC's 2008-09 Preseason Player of the Year can shoot, steal, rebound and block shots, and is enjoying a tremendous senior season; as of Jan. 26, Bonner is averaging career highs in points (20.9), steals (2.2) and blocks (1.5).



"Bonner is perhaps the most versatile player in the draft. She can play many positions and is very talented offensively."



Graham Hays, Women's Basketball Contributor for ESPN

Bonner may have more to gain from the postseason than any of the other top candidates. Leading an Auburn team that seems to have the potential for a long run, she can answer a lot of questions about how her slight frame will hold up to physical play and quick scheduling turnarounds. Other than that, there's not much to hold back a 6-foot-4 wing with natural scoring instincts.



Mark Murphy, Auburn Women's Basketball beat writer for scout.com

DeWanna Bonner was an excellent player when she arrived at Auburn as a freshman and she made an immediate impact. She has steadily improved every season and will make an excellent professional player, I believe.

She is an unusual athlete who can and has played all five positions in games for the Tigers. Although she leads the SEC in scoring, she is an unselfish player who could put up bigger numbers if she desired, but is a team player first.. She rebounds well, plays good defense and doesn't shy away from taking shots in pressure situations.

Bonner shoots well on the move and does a good job at the foul line. She has consistently worked on her outside shooting since arriving in college and has made progress in that area although it is not her strength. She was very skinny when she arrived in college and is still thin, but has improved her strength significantly which was essential to be a star in a physical league like the SEC. Playing summer ball for the under-20 and under-21 national teams the past two years has helped her overall game and confidence. Auburn has had several great women's basketball players over the years and Bonner ranks with players like Ruthie Bolton, Mae Ola Bolton, Carolyn "C.J." Jones, Vickie Orr and Becky Jackson as one of the best of the best.





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