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Sudbury's Swords selected in WNBA Draft

Sudbury resident Carolyn Swords was selected last night in the second round of the WNBA Draft, going 15th overall to the Chicago Sky.

The 6-foot-6 Swords -- who led Lincoln-Sudbury to a Division 2 state title in 2007, before enduring an All-American career at Boston College -- was one of 15 players on hand for the presentation at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

ESPN's Mechelle Voepel, blogging the event, had the following to say of Swords:

Don't discount the Sky's second-round picks, Boston College's Carolyn Swords and Tennessee's Angie Bjorklund. Swords is 6-6 and shot 72.2 percent from the field this season, 67.7 percent for her career. True, that's not against the physicality of WNBA defenses, but some players couldn't shoot that well against no defense.