2009 Shooting Guard Prospects
Storm.wnba.com is taking a look at the top prospects for the April 9 WNBA Draft on a position-by-position basis. For the top five players at each position, Storm Head Coach Brian Agler offers his insider take, while Patrick Sheehy of the Chasing the Title blog and WNBA Draft Net shares his WNBA comparisons. Today we continue with the shooting guards.
Key Stats - PPG: 21.1 | APG: 1.5 | RPG: 8.5
Bio: Bonner has a unique skillset. 6-4 but lanky, she's listed by Auburn as a guard but will likely play small forward in the WNBA. Bonner can shoot the three and rebounds like a post. Her versatile game earned Bonner SEC Player of the Year honors and a spot on ESPN's All-American Team.
Coach Agler says … "Real athletic wing player. Runs the floor well. Versatile. Great size and length for a perimeter player."
Sheehy's WNBA comparison: "Bonner is such a unique physical specimen it is difficult to find a comparison in the WNBA to align with her various physical gifts and her playing ability. She could be Iziane Castro Marques in Plenette Pierson’s body."
Key Stats - PPG: 22.6 | APG: 2.9 | RPG: 5.7
Bio: Lightly recruited out of Orlando, Zellous has led Pitt's resurgence and emerged as a sure first-round pick. A terrific leaper, Zellous has a scorer's mentality. She scored 55 points in two Pitt wins at the Seattle subregional.
Coach Agler says … "Probably as good an athlete as there is in the draft. Has three-point ability. Gets to the free-throw line a lot - that's probably one of her strengths."
Sheehy's WNBA comparison: A much more athletic version of Betty Lennox.