Thursday, April 12, 2012
Nnemkadi Ogwumike invited to draft
Three-time All-America selection Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford and fellow John Wooden All-American team member Julie Wojta of Wisconsin-Green Bay are among 15 players who have been invited to the WNBA draft on Monday at ESPN in Bristol, Conn.
Coverage of the draft will begin at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN2, with the second and third rounds broadcast on ESPNU and NBA TV. The entire draft will be streamed live on ESPN3.
The Los Angeles Sparks won the draft lottery and hold the first pick for the first time since 2008, when they selected Candace Parker. The Seattle Storm will pick second, followed by the defending champion Minnesota Lynx at No. 3.
Teammates from three colleges are among the 15 who are expected to attend the draft. Tennessee frontcourt players Glory Johnson, Shekinna Stricklen and Vicki Baugh are scheduled to attend, as are Miami guards Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams and Notre Dame guard Natalie Novosel and forward Devereaux Peters.
Also expected to attend are guards Tiffany Hayes of Connecticut and Samantha Prahalis of Ohio State, forwards LaSondra Barrett of LSU and Kayla Standish of Gonzaga, and centers Sasha Goodlett of Georgia Tech and Lynetta Kizer of Maryland.