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Track star Jones is surprise third-round pick

Updated: April 27, 2003, 1:24 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Marion Jones hasn't played basketball in six years. That didn't stop the Phoenix Mercury from selecting the track superstar in the WNBA draft Friday.

Jones was picked in the third round even though she hasn't played hoops since her junior year at North Carolina in the 1996-97 season. She instead has made a name for herself in track, where she won three gold medals and two others at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Jones is pregnant and has put her track career on hold, but ...

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