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2011 Mock Draft as of March 28

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Kevin Pelton, StormBasketball.com | March 28, 2011
Reminder: This mock draft is strictly for entertainment purposes.

1. MINNESOTA LYNX
Maya Moore, SF, Connecticut
It's safe to say the Lynx won't need anywhere near the entire allotted five minutes to make the decision to draft Moore with the top overall pick.

2. TULSA SHOCK
Elizabeth Cambage, C, Australia
As part of our position-by-position previews, we asked Storm Head Coach Brian Agler for WNBA comparisons for top prospects. When it came to Cambage, he laughed at the notion of anyone in the league being like the talented 6-8 Aussie. That's why her immense upside means Tulsa is unlikely to let her slip past the second pick.

3. CHICAGO SKY
Amber Harris, PF, Xavier
Barring a surprise from the Shock, Harris is a perfect marriage of need and ability for the Shock. Adding the versatile power forward fills a spot that was a weakness for Chicago last season with one of the draft's best all-around prospects.

4. MINNESOTA LYNX
Jantel Lavender, C, Ohio State
Things start getting more interesting here, as the Lynx have several options for their second lottery pick. The uncertain future of center Nicky Anosike tends to suggest that the pivot is worth upgrading, especially since Taj McWilliams is a short-term solution.

5. LOS ANGELES SPARKS
Danielle Robinson, PG, Oklahoma
Los Angeles' selection might be the most interesting in the first round. The Sparks could use a legit center and an heir apparent for Ticha Penicheiro at the point, but have brought in free agents at both positions to keep either from being an obvious choice here. If Los Angeles goes strictly based on upside, Robinson might be the most talented player left on the board.

6. SAN ANTONIO SILVER STARS
Jasmine Thomas, PG, Duke
The Silver Stars badly need an infusion of youth and athleticism on the perimeter. Kayla Pedersen would provide some needed rebounding from the wing and Courtney Vandersloot could become the best of the point guards in this draft, but Thomas' game seems a better fit alongside Becky Hammon in the San Antonio backcourt.

7. TULSA SHOCK
Victoria Dunlap, F, Kentucky
After playing pressure defense for Matthew Mitchell at Kentucky, Dunlap would be able to make an easy transition to Nolan Richardson's style in Tulsa. Dunlap won't provide the scoring the Shock could use, but she upgrades the team's defense immediately.

8. ATLANTA DREAM
Courtney Vandersloot, PG, Gonzaga
Vandersloot might not upgrade the Dream as much next season as other potential bench additions. However, the potential she's flashed during Gonzaga's NCAA Tournament run gives her the best chance of anyone available of ultimately breaking into Atlanta's starting lineup.

9. INDIANA FEVER
Kayla Pedersen, F, Stanford
Pedersen doesn't exactly fill a need for the Fever, but with all three point guards off the board, it's tough to see any other player doing more to help Indiana's second unit. Like Tamika Catchings, Pedersen can split her time between the two forward positions.

10. NEW YORK LIBERTY
Jessica Breland, PF, North Carolina
With the departure of McWilliams, the Liberty is in need of size in the frontcourt, but preferably some mobility as well. Breland would bring a defensive presence to the team's bench that has been missing.

11. WASHINGTON MYSTICS
Ta'Shia Phillips, C, Xavier
The Mystics would surely be thrilled to see Phillips slip to 11th, given their glaring need for size in the frontcourt following the loss of veteran Nakia Sanford. Phillips would give Washington a potential replacement for the aging Chasity Melvin in the middle.

12. SEATTLE STORM
Jeanette Pohlen, G, Stanford
The Storm's additions in free agency have given Head Coach Brian Agler the luxury of being able to choose without heavy consideration for need. In addition to her first-round talent, Pohlen would augment the existing versatility of the Storm backcourt with her size and ability to play either guard spot.

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