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Jayne Appel relives draft-day jitters

This week's WNBA draft brought back a flood of memories for Jayne Appel. Just one year removed from her own experience, the Silver Stars center remembered the anxiousness and nervousness she felt that day. It also generated feelings of excitement about the upcoming season and no longer being a rookie.

Updated: April 14, 2011, 11:30 AM ET
By Jayne Appel

Watching the WNBA draft this week has brought back a lot of emotions I experienced last year and made me even more excited for the upcoming season.

I remember sitting there for what seemed like an eternity, waiting to hear my name called. I woke up that morning so nervous and only got more nervous when I finally was sitting at the table with my coach, [Stanford assistant] Amy Tucker, and my parents. All the players at this year's draft seemed to be going through a similar wave of ...

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