By Ben Dull

Ben Dull covers the WNBA, the WNBA Draft and women's college basketball. His year-round coverage can be found at High Post Hoops, BBall Index, and The Basketball Writers. He is a San Diego native and recent alum of Concordia University Irvine's Master's of Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) program.

Breaking Down Marine Johannes’ Fit with New York Liberty

The New York Liberty needed to add some perimeter scoring coming off a 7-27 finish in 2018. They’ll look to bolster that perimeter attack around eight-time All-WNBA forward Tina Charles as they enter Katie Smith’s second season as head coach. New general manager Jonathan Kolb announced the signing of Marine Johannes on March 21. She…

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Connecticut Sun’s Window is in Serious Danger

The Connecticut Sun are eager to get past the WNBA’s single-elimination playoff hurdle. The upcoming 2019 season is their final chance to do so with any guarantee that their current group will be together. Eight returning members of the club are set to hit free agency in the 2020 offseason. Head coach and general manager…

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Here’s What Happens When You Try to Stop WNBA’s Best Shooter

Breanna Stewart took the WNBA by storm in 2018, earning both regular season and WNBA Finals MVP honors during just her third season. One key takeaway from that dominating performance: Even with all due respect to Diana Taurasi, Stewart has become far and away the WNBA’s best and most dangerous jump shooter. The arrival of…

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Putting Liz Cambage’s 2018 Dominance in Context

Liz Cambage dominated the WNBA in 2018 as we’ve never seen before in the league’s 22-year history, and there’s ample data to back it up. Cambage made a return to the WNBA and the franchise that drafted her—the Tulsa-Shock-turned-Dallas-Wings—in 2018 after four seasons out of the league. She set a WNBA single-game record with 53…

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Renee Montgomery is Perfect for Nicki Collen, Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream made one of the 2018 offseason’s marquee moves by signing unrestricted free agent guard Renee Montgomery. 2018 WNBA Coach of the Year Nicki Collen struck a perfect balance to address what the Dream needed most. The Dream rode a late-season surge to nab the second overall seed and a double-bye into last…

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2019 WNBA Draft: Dream NCAAW Tournament Matchups

Rivalries can elevate a program, a conference, a player’s profile and an entire sport to new heights. Sadly, some of the top players in women’s college basketball have not had opportunities to square off with some of the top opponents at their position. Seeing top prospects pitted against one another consistently draws more of the…

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2019 WNBA Draft: Mid-Major Sleepers

Conference tournament season and the NCAA Tournament gives dozens of players an opportunity to make an impression with big audiences, perhaps larger than any that have seen them all season. The microscope can be even harsher on those from smaller programs, especially if they haven’t had many opportunities to compete against Power 5 programs. One…

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2019 WNBA Draft: Sleepers from the Power 5

Women’s college basketball viewers share a general familiarity with many of the top 2019 WNBA Draft prospects. We’ve seen them  in nationally televised games across the past few seasons. And though all levels of the sport deserve more media coverage, the top programs are easier to follow and analyze thanks to the quality coverage that…

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2019 WNBA Draft Prospects Playing Better Than Ever

The NCAA tournament and its close of the women’s college basketball season takes us right up to the 2019 WNBA Draft and the start of the WNBA season in May. Many of 2019’s top prospects are functioning in very similar roles to what we’ve seen throughout their college careers. Yet, some may manage to change…

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What International Prospect Alina Iagupova Brings to L.A. Sparks

The Los Angeles Sparks signed Ukrainian guard/wing Alina Iagupova last week. She’s a current teammate of Sparks restricted free agent point guard Chelsea Gray for Cukurova Mersin in Turkey. “I’m excited to sign Alina Iagupova,” Sparks general manager Penny Toler said in a team release. “Alina has played at a high level overseas for several…

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