I know, I know. Don’t fall over in shock. You read that right. I am here, today, to talk about the WNBA. And why? Because my favorite women’s college hoops players is draft eligible and I plan on following/supporting her career where she is drafted.
I am talking about Sammy Prahalis, of course. Y’all know I stan for her.
Ideally, I’d like for the LA Sparks to draft her. Why?
1. They have Candace Parker already, whom I’ve loved for years.
2. They drafted Sammy’s former Ohio State teammate, Jantel Lavender, last year. Reuniting those two, would be something I’d truly enjoy. They already have tons of on-court chemistry.
3. I watched enough Sparks games to know that that team is in dire need of a point guard. Sammy would be perfect!
But, the Sparks have the first pick, and Sammy isn’t home run pick for the overall lottery pick. That honor likely goes to Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike. Will Sammy still be available the next time the Sparks pick? I doubt it, but trades happen all the time. She could honestly go anywhere from #2 to #15.
All I really want is to be able to go see Sammy play, in person, from time to time. Preferably when/if her team plays the Indiana Fever. I would also die if she ended up rejoining Team USA and represent our country in International tourneys.
The 2012 WNBA Draft takes place on April 16th @ 2:00 PM (ET). You can watch Round 1 on ESPN2, while the 2nd and 3rd rounds will air on ESPNU and NBA TV. (ESPN3 is an option as well)
So, good luck to Sammy!