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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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Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is Exactly What Los Angeles Sparks Needed

The Los Angeles Sparks signed unrestricted free agent guard/wing Tierra-Ruffin Pratt one week after losing fellow unrestricted free agent Essence Carson to the Phoenix Mercury. Ruffin-Pratt arrives in Los Angeles after spending the first six years of her WNBA career with the Washington Mystics. Carson had been a key member of the Sparks rotation for…

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2019 WNBA Draft: Where Does Stanford’s Alanna Smith Fit?

Alanna Smith has made the most of her opportunity. Seizing a larger role, the 6-foot-4 senior forward has raised both the Stanford Cardinal ceiling and her own profile as a 2019 WNBA Draft prospect. Smith’s usage rate is up from 26.4 to 31.5 through 24 games in 2018-19 per Her Hoop Stats. Her efficiency has…

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What Briann January’s Return Means for Phoenix Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury re-signed six-time All-Defense selection Briann January to a multi-year deal, per a team release. Phoenix struck gold last offseason, acquiring an ideal fit with its star players at a relatively low cost. (They turned Danielle Robinson (a poor fit with Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner) and the No. 8 overall pick into…

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