The Chicago Sky enters the draft holding the No. 10 overall pick after a successful 2013 regular season where they posted a 24-10 record to lead the Eastern Conference. This years Draft delivers an abundance of talent, and with the NCAA Women’s Basketball season well under way we can take a better look at 2014 Draft hopefuls.

This week’s notable players that we will focus on are Trisha Liston and Shoni Schimmel.




Tricia Liston (Duke)

Heading into a four consecutive game stretch against teams ranked in the top 14, Duke’s Blue Devils will be looking towards Tricia Liston’s shot to secure the win. With teammate Chelsea Gray out for a second time with a season-ending injury, Liston has stepped up to the plate again.

Averaging 22.6 points per game, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists, Liston is playing better than ever. She is shooting 61 percent from the field and 53 percent from the 3-point line. Thursday’s game against Clemson was Liston’s first in seven games where she did not score at least 20 points, but nonetheless contributed to a Blue Devils win with 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.







Shoni Schimmel (Louisville)

Even after a tough 81-64 loss to Connecticut, at the end of the day Schimmel still averages 18 points per game, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Once labeled as maddening, Schimmel’s passion for the game in her senior season is paying off as she racked up 27 points against Houston and 29 points against Memphis.

Two weeks ago, Schimmel was voted espnW’s Senior of the Week for her confidence and being a vocal figure for the Cardinals. ESPN says she “fears no one” and called her “explosive” and “dynamic” on the court.


Check back next week as we continue to feature some of the talented 2014 WNBA Draft contenders.