2012 Draft Dreams

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Welcome to the Tulsa Shock's 2012 WNBA Draft Preview. The Shock hold the fourth overall pick in the 2012 Draft this spring. Leading up to the draft, we will highlight the top prospects and see how each of them could fit in with the Shock's current roster.

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Tulsa Shock Franchise First Round Draft History
2011 - Elizabeth Cambage (2nd pick overall) & Kayla Pedersen (7th pick overall)
2009 - Shavonte Zellous (11th pick overall)
2008 - Alexis Hornbuckle (4th pick overall) & Tasha Humphrey (11th pick overall)
2007 - Ivory Latta (11th pick overall)
2005 - Kara Braxton (5th pick overall) & Dionnah Jackson (13th pick overall)
2004 - Iciss Tillis (11th pick overall) & Shereka Wright (13th pick overall) 2003 - Cheryl Ford (3rd pick overall)
2002 - Swin Cash (2nd pick overall)
2001 - Deanna Nolan (6th pick overall)
2000 - Edwina Brown (3rd pick overall) & Tamicha Jackson (8th pick overall)
1999 - Jennifer Azzi (5th pick overall)
1998 - Korie Hlede (4th pick overall)

2012 Draft Dreams Series - Who should the Shock select with the fourth overall pick in the draft?

Natalie Novosel - Notre Dame
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Tough and physical guard that makes plays and can shoot the ball … Reminds me of Katie Smith

Tyra White - Texas A&M
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Excellent slashing guard that plays tough defense.

Tiffany Hayes - UConn
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Skilled slasher with excellent three-point shooting ability … Versatile player that can play a few positions.

Devereaux Peters - Notre Dame
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Tough and physical PF that rebounds hard at both ends … Excellent passer from high post area …Has an edge to her that translates well to pro game.

Riquna Williams - Miami
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Athletic combo guard that is a “microwave” scorer … Can get it going and score in bunches.

Shekinna Stricklen - Tennessee
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Versatile big guard that can play 1-to-4 positions ... Good three-point shooter with a mid-range and post-up game.

Shenise Johnson - Miami
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Ball-skilled big guard that can get her own shot ... Excellent three-point shooter ... Excellent play maker that can create for others.

Glory Johnson - Tennessee
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: High energy player that brings it every night … She’s got a “ high octane motor” and is a relentless rebounder at both ends …(Tamika) Catchings type.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike - Stanford
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Lock to be a star in WNBA this year…quick, relentless on the glass … Developing a three-point shot and great slasher to rim from high post …Going to create all kinds of problems for the fours in our league this year.

Samantha Prahalis - Ohio State
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg's Take: Dynamic PG that is excellent in S/R ... A gamer that will take and make big shots when game is on the line ... Great vision and passing ability.

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