4.22.2012

Gonzaga players Kayla Standish, Katelan Redmon selected in WNBA draft

Vibration is reduced by the fact that fast.

After waiting patiently to hear his name called in the WNBA draft Monday, Gonzaga star Kayla Standish realized it was the best team in the league has chosen. The versatile forward was taken with the 19th overall pick by the defending champion Minnesota.

Not only the back most of the Lynx won the team title, they have a young list with a depth of quality.

"It was a rough training camp," said Standish, who has been invited to attend the draft in Bristol, Connecticut, and Sab his father and Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves. "No place like many on the list, so it's only going to be difficult. But basketball is not easy, and it is not easy to get to the next level. For me, I just go to a good mindset and worked my butt just to show people what I can do. "

Standish Zag not only rushed to impress WNBA coach. Katelan Redmon, who began his college career at Washington before transferring to Gonzaga, the last pick in the draft (36th overall), went to New York. These are the third and fourth player in program history to be selected, join the Vivian Frieson (2010) and Courtney Vandersloot of (2011).

Vandersloot started at point guard last season and Chicago for the All-Star reserve picks. Frieson cut by the Tulsa its first training camp, and then played a season in Australia before retiring from the ring last year.

"I believe (the Standish) best basketball is ahead of him," Graves said of Bristol. "He is a player working hard and improving her will be appreciated by laying was wonderful ...

"(Redmon) is very impressive WNBA is the kind of game that his alley ..."

Standish has two classes to complete to graduate, but a word to complete before he leaves next week for Minnesota. Storm will not host the Lynx until June 17 at KeyArena.

Crazy storm

Shortly after being elected by Seattle at No.. Second overall, ahead Shekinna Stricklen had a chance to meet new fans through a video call. Another one of their nicknames, "Crazies Storm," the Stricklen, and the crowd gathered at the headquarters of the storm erupted.

"They just started to cry and shout of fun ... I can not wait to be around the fans, "said Stricklen. "I have read about it is crazy ..."

Washington assistant coach Kevin McGuff and Adia Barnes, who is also a color analyst Storm, attended the draft in Seattle.

Pac-12 represented

Four Pac-12 players chosen Monday, including Stanford forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who went No.. 1 overall pick in Los Angeles.

USC guard Jacki Gemelos (31 total in Minnesota), the Oregon guard Amanda Johnson (to-33 in Phoenix) and USC forward Briana Gilbreath is (to-35 in Washington) has also been designed.

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