Zolman aims to make most of shot at WNBA career
BOSTON -- From rural baskets that baby-sat burgeoning stars like Larry Bird and Steve Alford, to city rims that watched over Oscar Robertson and Glenn Robinson, basketball has long reigned supreme in Indiana.
It's a place where kids really do fire off jump shots at baskets moored on barns until long past dusk on dusty dirt courts, and a place where whole towns still shut down on weekend nights to fill gyms like the one used in "Hoosiers" as the home of the fictional Hickory High School. ...
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Born: Baton Rouge on April 30, 1984
2005-06 averages: 22.7 points,
and 1.8 assists
Experience and awards: Player of the Year (2005) Naismith Player of the Year (2005) USBWA Player of the Year (2005) Wade Trophy recipient (2005) Honda Broderick Player of the Year (2005) AP All-America (2005) Kodak All-America (2005, 2004) AP All-America Third Team (2004, 2003) All-SEC First Team (2005, 2004) Consensus Freshman of the Year (2003) SEC Player of the Year (2005) (Source: WNBA.com) WNBA Draft: First-round picks
1. Lynx, S. Augustus, G, LSU
2. Mercury, C. Pondexter, G, Rut.
3. Sting, Monique Currie, G, Duke
4. Silver Stars, S. Young, F, Baylor
5. Sparks, Lisa Willis, G, UCLA
6. Sky, Candice Dupree, F, Temple
7. Lynx, Shona Thorburn, G, Utah
8. Mystics, T. James, G, Miami
9. Fever, L. Atkinson, F, UNC
10. Sting, Tye'sha Fluker, C, Tenn.
11. Storm, B. Turner, G, UConn
12. Liberty, Sherill Baker, G, UGa
13. Monarchs, Kim Smith, F, Utah
14. Monarchs, S. Hoston, G, LSU
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