The Atlanta Dream gets a dream player, and another dream comes true for Angel.

2. Marissa Coleman, Maryland, to Washington

3. Kristi Tolliver, Maryland, to Chicago

4. Renee Montgomery, UConn, to Minnesota

5. DeWanna Bonner, Auburn, to Phoenix

6. Briann January, Arizona State, to Indiana

7. Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, to Sacramento

8. Kia Vaughn (good, she’s gone), to New York

Angel’s teammate and confidante, Candyce Bingham, was selected 39th by San Antonio.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  • April 9, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Interesting that Angel got the #1 pick. I’m certainly excited for her, don’t get me wrong — and believe it’s yet another part of the Louisville Lady Cards epic story that this season has turned into.

    I thought, though, that Renee Montgomery would get the top spot, just because I thought she played a more consistent total season. Instead, she’s #4, with the two Maryland stars ahead of her.

    Just goes to show that teams pick the player that matches their needs, and you can’t always predict it. Angel will be a great fit for Atlanta — I think she’ll not only help them win games, she’ll also help them win fans.

    Candyce, meanwhile, goes 39th in 3rd round to San Antonio Silver Stars. Congrats to Candyce! Our two seniors both get drafted — pretty sweet ending to a pretty sweet season.

    Party next Wednesday at 4th Street!

  • April 10, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Although Montgomery was an essential cog in the undefeated Huskies season and may be the best two guard graduating from women’s college basketball this year, it is a very spot on observation that teams do draft for what they need.

    In Angel’s case, it is going to a teamthat only won (4) games last year and desperately needs butts in the seats. McCoughtry’s all around game and flair is hoped and expected to draw more fans to see the Dream play.

    Given the shaky situation of the WNBA’s lack of profitability and the recent reduction of teams and rosters, one can only hope she is successful and the league as a whole will continue to existand maybe even start to show a profit.

  • April 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Candyce was picked by the San Antonio Silver Stars.

  • April 11, 2009 at 2:40 am

    No problem, Charlie. Anything I can do to help. LOL

  • April 11, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Thanks for the correction, Ron. Sometimes the fingers get going faster that the mind. Silver Stars is correct and the San Antonio team made it to the WNBA finals last year, losing to Detriot. Hopefully, Candyce will make the squad. AS she says in her bio in the UofL Women’s basketball media guide for the 2008-2009 season, her goal is to play in the WNBA someday.

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