Griner, Phoenix: A slam dunk

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Griner, Phoenix: A slam dunk

Delle Donne and Diggins go 2-3 to form a dynamic 1-2-3 at the WNBA draft
Brittney Griner shakes hands with WNBA President Laurel J. Richie as the No. 1 pick in this year’s WNBA draft. The Phoenix Mercury selected the 6-8 star first overall Monday in Bristol, Conn. “I’m bringing the dunking element of my game to Phoenix,” Griner said.
Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne ended up right where she wanted: the Chicago Sky. The No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA draft, Della Donne is the fifth all-time leading scorer in NCAA history. “Chicago was my pick, and I wanted to go there really badly,” she said.
Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins was drafted third overall by the Tulsa Shock. “At the end of my career we had brought the program back to an elite level,” Diggins said of the Fighting Irish. “I’m looking forward to get to Tulsa and show my leadership skills.”
WNBA Draft

Monday at Bristol, Conn.
First Round
1. Phoenix, Brittney Griner, C, Baylor
2. Chicago, Elena Delle Donne, F, Delaware
3. Tulsa, Skylar Diggins, G, Notre Dame
4. Washington, Tayler Hill, G, Ohio State
5. New York, Kelsey

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Griner, Phoenix: A slam dunk

Brittney Griner shakes hands with WNBA President Laurel J. Richie as the No. 1 pick in this year’s WNBA draft. The Phoenix Mercury selected the 6-8 star first overall Monday in Bristol, Conn. “I’m bringing the dunking element of my game to Phoenix,” Griner said.
Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne ended up right where she wanted: the Chicago Sky. The No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA draft, Della Donne is the fifth all-time leading scorer in NCAA history. “Chicago was my pick, and I wanted to go there really badly,” she said.
Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins was drafted third overall by the Tulsa Shock. “At the end of my career we had brought the program back to an elite level,” Diggins said of the Fighting Irish. “I’m looking forward to get to Tulsa and show my leadership skills.”
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