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2013 Storm Draft Profiles

Tianna Hawkins

TIANNA HAWKINS
F, 6-3, Maryland

Drafted: 1 (6)

Age: 22.
From: Washington, D.C.

This season's stat sheet: 18.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, .549 field goal shooting, .774 free throw shooting.

Career stat sheet: 11.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, .578 field goal shooting, .713 free throw shooting.

On the honor roll: All-ACC first team in 2013; second team in 2012. … Nominee for the 2013 Wooden Award, given to the nation’s best player. … WBCA All-America honorable mention in 2013.

Noteworthy: One of just three Terrapins in history (current WNBA players Marissa Coleman and Crystal Langhome are the others) with 1,000 career rebounds. She finished with 1,051. … Led ACC in scoring and ranked No. 2 in rebounding, leading the conference in offensive boards. … Shouldered more of the burden to help Maryland make the Sweet 16 after the Terrapins lost four players – including both starting guards – with injuries during the season. … Hauled down a school-record 24 rebounds as a junior in a game against Wake Forest in 2012. … Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Riverside Baptist High School in 2009.

Brian Agler says: “She has a great work ethic and she gives us some size. We like versatile post players and we feel like she’s the best one in the draft this year and even in next year’s draft in regards to her versatility.”

Chelsea Poppens

CHELSEA POPPENS
F, 6-2, Iowa State

Drafted: 2 (18)

Age: 22.
From: Waterloo, Iowa.

This season's stat sheet: 13.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, .504 field goal shooting, .837 free throw shooting.

Career stat sheet: 11.1 points, 8.7 rebounds .500 field goal shooting, .711 free throw shooting. On the honor roll – All-Big 12 first team as a junior and senior. … WBCA and AP All-America in 2011-12. … Big 12 All-Defensive team in 2010-11.

Noteworthy: Also an All-Big 12 all-academic selection. … Just the second Iowa State player and the 14th in Big 12 history to finish with 1,000 points (1,400) and 1,000 rebounds (1,091). … Improved her free throw percentage more than 20 points from freshman (.627) to senior (.837). … As a junior in 2011-12, was the only Big 12 player to average a double-double (14.2 points, 10.6 rebounds). Her rebounding average led the conference and was 13th nationally. … Led the Cyclines in rebounding as a freshman at 7.2 per game.

Brian Agler says: “Chelsea is really mobile. She’s aggressive in the post with a high motor and very competitive. I’ve watched her play a lot.”

Jasmine James

JASMINE JAMES
G, 5-9, Georgia

Drafted: 3 (30)

Age: 21.
From: Memphis, Tenn.

This season's stat sheet: 11.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.3 steals.

Career stat sheet: 11.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.1 steals.

On the honor roll: All-SEC second team as a sophomore in 2010-11. … All-SEC Freshman team in 2009-10. … SEC Freshman of the Week five times.

Noteworthy: Finished career ranked among Georgia’s all-time top 10 in steals and assists, and top 20 in scoring. … Started 122 of her 126 of her games. … Led the team in assists as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Brian Agler says: “With Jasmine, we’ve got a good athlete who has played in a great program and who can give us depth at the 1 and the 2.”