The WNBA announced its draft lottery will be held Nov. 2 in New York. The champion Storm will have the final pick in the first round, so far.
Although players haven’t submitted their names to the draft, some likely future prospects have been playing well at the world championships this week in Czech Republic. One is Liz Cambage, a 6 foot 8 center for Australia pictured right by FIBA. The Opals lost to Team USA on Wednesday, but still have a chance to defend their world title in the quarterfinals, which begins Friday in Karlovy Vary.
“I think she’s a phenomenal young talent,” Storm All-Star Swin Cash said in an ESPN chat on Thursday. Cash played against Cambage on Wednesday. “I think any WNBA coach would chop at the bits to get her. If she gets the opportunity to work with a coach that can help her skills grow on the court, I wouldn’t be surprised if she ended up as one of the best players in the world at some point.”
The undefeated Americans play South Korea in their quarterfinal match at 4:15 a.m. PST on NBA-TV. To get you ready for those games, here are some more good reads floating around the web from the games:
— FIBA to host women’s basketball summit Saturday by Doug Feinberg of AP
— Dressing up? A different bet to motivate Belarus by FIBA.com
–Three-time MVP Lauren Jackson still studying and playing hard by The Associated Press
–Opals coach Carrie Graf “swore” at halftime of loss to Team USA by Fiba.com
–San Antonio All-Star Becky Hammon saves Russia by RIA Novosti