It's been an eventful week across the Cascades. Gonzaga had its all-time fifth player drafted to the WNBA in G Haiden Palmer. The Oregon State transfer was picked up by Indiana with its 29th overall pick (third round). She joins All-Star Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago), Kayla Standish, Katelan Redmon
Storm drafts UConn point guard, then trades her for veteran help inside
Storm coach Brian Agler sounded defensive when I suggested he plays more to win now and doesn't prefer true rookies on his WNBA team. It's what the facts show when looking at his history since being hired in 2008. Only one draft pick remains after Agler, who's also the team's general manager, traded
%%%fe0f95a3886c6ece7258e0e1ec7aa8d1%%%From the Storm:
The Sun acquired the Liberty’s fourth choice this year which turned out to be Alyssa Thomas as well as Kelsey Bone and New York’s first-round selection next year. Charles had told the Sun that if she wasn’t traded she’d sit out this year.
The WNBA draft is Monday, and Seattle’s first-round draft choice would have been pretty clear-cut if not for season-ending injuries to Duke’s Chelsea Gray and Notre Dame’s Natalie Achonwa.
The Spokesman Review is reporting Gonzaga hired longtime assistant Lisa Mispley Fortier to replace Kelly Graves at the helm. Graves was named Oregon's new coach last week, signing a six-year contract reportedly worth $500,000 the first two years that increases to $550,000 in the last two years of th
UConn nearly has more players (10) in the WNBA than the Pac-12 conference as a whole (15). It appears just one more will break through this year and stick on a WNBA roster in Stanford F Chiney Ogwumike. Add that Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan was the only visible WNBA rep (outside of the Storm)
Storm G Tanisha Wright had a solid third quarter and her Turkish club even made a splashy three-pointer to tie the game with 3.3 seconds left, but it wasn't enough to advance out of pool play in the EuroLeague Final Eight. Wright finished with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for Kayseri Kas
From the Twitter files, follower Jodie Skellern asked: "Does Team USA have a parent assistance policy for bball athletes traveling with children while playing for USA?"
%%%dbe99b421a234159aca81f85c83807fb%%%From the High School Sports blog:
In an unscientific poll, 54 percent said they'd watch Tuesday's championship game between unbeatens UConn and Notre Dame. The overall viewership turned out to be the best for ESPN in a decade. Missed it? Well, UConn won a historic ninth title in a 79-58 blowout. Irish coach Muffet McGraw comme
Post a picture of food on Facebook and you can bet family will show up for Sunday dinner. This Sunday they saved me from boredom. The road to the women's Final Four in Nashville had drama with a few upsets and tight games. The semifinal games on Sunday? A total flop.
As suspected when the position became vacant in March, Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves left to become the new Oregon coach. He replaces Paul Westhead.
Storm stars Camille Little and Tanisha Wright helped lead their Turkish team to a club-first EuroLeague Final Eight appearance held in Ekaterinburg this week. It's also Wright and Little's first time playing with the club, Kayseri Kaski spor.
%%%b54d765b082a8c4439b566673ac2889b%%%The Final Four festivities are kicking off in Nashville. Washington coach Mike Neighbors is among the throng in attendance, staying true to his reputation as one of the more vibrant coaches at the event. His weekend started with hitting the stage with his guitar
Seattle traded a 2015 second-round draft pick to Los Angeles for guard Jenna O’Hea, an Australian Olympian. The Storm later announced the signing of forward Angel Robinson, a former Georgia standout who played the past two seasons in Spain.
Washington coach Mike Neighbors led the Huskies to a third consecutive 20-win season and postseason berth, playing at UTEP on Monday in the WNIT quarterfinals. Neighbors led UW to upsets against No. 6 Stanford and No. 24 California in his first season of continuing the overhaul to return Washington
Using social-media, word-of-mouth and wins, UTEP broke an attendance record for the right to host a fourth consecutive Women's National Invitation Tournament game at Don Haskins Center. UTEP (27-7) will play Washington (20-13) on Monday at 6pm PT.