WNBA mock draft 2022, version 3.0

Feb 17, 2022 Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The Washington Mystics have the top pick, but the Indiana Fever have the most to gain or lose from the first … Read more

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The college basketball season might be over but we’ve got a tight turnaround as we look ahead to the WNBA Draft. Players have been busy since their seasons ended signing agents, interviewing with teams and preparing to move out of their college housing. The WNBA Draft is Monday, and training camp begins six days later … Read more

For college centers unwanted by the NBA, NIL opens a path for staying in school

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Hollinger’s Top 75 NBA Draft prospects: Jabari Smith No. 1, plus tiers and breakdowns of 2022 class

Are you watching the NBA Finals? Are you watching them and thinking about what they might mean for this year’s draft? We’re in a little bit of a weird place, right? The consensus top three players are fours and fives, but all the value is in big wings. Unlike a year ago, there isn’t an … Read more

Michigan’s Naz Hillmon embodies the progress in women’s basketball … and the demand for more

Sandwiched between the Michigan band and the Maize Rage student section last weekend, NaSheema Anderson couldn’t hear her mother as she sat next to her at the Crisler Center. As the first- and second-round host of the NCAA Tournament, the Michigan crowds topped 6,000 and were as raucous as ever. It hit Anderson as she … Read more

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Welcome to the tiny sliver of down time between the college basketball season and the WNBA season. We’ve got about a week to steady our feet, catch up on some Zs and make sure there’s enough coffee in the cupboard for the next few months. At least, that’s what we’re doing over at The Athletic. … Read more

WNBA Draft: Who was the steal of the night?

The WNBA Draft has come and gone, and things are about to get very real for the 36 players chosen. Training camp begins in less than a week, giving players a very short turnaround to go from college to their new markets and prepare to go on day one because cuts are coming. Though there … Read more

Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard declines Los Angeles Lakers’ interest

University of Michigan coach Juwan Howard recently declined a Los Angeles Lakers overture for the franchise’s coaching job, electing to remain at his alma mater, where Howard will coach his two sons next season, sources told ESPN. The Lakers have a formal search process in place, but courting college coaches typically requires a different level … Read more