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 Bone, F, Texas A&M
6. Seattle, Tianna Hawkins, F, Maryland
7. New York (from Atlanta via Washington), Toni Young, F, Oklahoma State
8. San Antonio, Kayla Alexander, C, Syracuse
9. Indiana, Layshia Clarendon, G, California
10. Los Angeles, A’dia Mathies, G, Kentucky
11. Connecticut, Kelly Faris, G, Connecticut
12. Minnesota, Lindsey Moore, G, Nebraska
Second Round
1. Atlanta, (from Washington), Alex Bentley, G, Penn State
2. Minnesota, (from Phoenix), Sugar Rodgers, G, Georgetown
3. New York, (from Tulsa), Kamiko Williams, G, Tennessee
4. San Antonio, (from Chicago), Davellyn Whyte, G, Arizona
5. Washington, (from New York), Nadirah McKenith, G, St. John’s
6. Seattle, Chelsea Poppens, F, Iowa State
7. Washington, (from Atlanta), Emma Meesseman, C, Belgium
8. San Antonio, Diandra Tchatchouang, F, France
9. Indiana, Jasmine Hassell, F, Georgia
10. Los Angeles, Brittany Chambers, G, Kansas State
11. Connecticut, Anna Prins, G, Iowa State
12. Minnesota, Chucky Jeffery, G, Colorado
Third Round
1. New York (from Washington), Shenneika Smith, G, St. John’s
2. Phoenix, Nikki Greene, C, Penn State
3. New York (from Tulsa), Olcay Cakir, G, Turkey
4. Chicago, Brooklyn Pope, F, Baylor
5. Tulsa (from New York), Angel Goodrich, G, Kansas
6. Seattle, Jasmine James, G, Georgia
7. Atlanta, Ann Marie Armstrong, F, Georgia
8. San Antonio, Whitney Hand, G, Oklahoma
9. Indiana, Jennifer George, F, Florida
10. Los Angeles, Alina Iagupova, F, Ukraine
11. Connecticut, Andrea Smith, G, South Florida
12. Minnesota, Waltiea Rolle, C, North Carolina

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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