Archives for April 2011

Seattle Storm’s Lauren Jackson to Skip First Half of 2012 WNBA Season

Three-time and reigning WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson will skip the first half of the 2012 WNBA Season to concentrate in the preparation of the Australian National Team Opals for the 2012 London Olympics. Jackson, who spent her entire WNBA career in Seattle, announced on Thursday that she and the Storm reached an agreement that will […]

USA Women’s National Team to Start Training Camp This May

The USA Women’s National Basketball Team will kick off training camp on May 10-12 in Las Vegas featuring the 22 members of the team that includes two new young players. Baylor University standout Brittney Griner and Chicago Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot will attend the camp in the hopes of being included in the USA National […]

Laurel Richie Appointed as WNBA President

NBA Commissioner David Stern appointed veteran marketing executive Laurel J. Richie as the new president of the WNBA that is set to unfold in its 15th season this summer. Richie, who was recently named as one of the 25 Influential Black Women in Business by the Business Journal, will start supervising the day-to-day operations of […]

Wisla Can-Pack Crowned as Polish Champions

The Wisla Can-Pack bagged their 21st Polish title in club history after hammering out a thrilling 52-50 victory over the CCC Polkowice to win the finals showdown, 3-1, in game four of their best-of-five series. Yelena Leuchanka did all the heavy damage as she finished with 15 points, which were enough for her to be […]

Ros Casares and Halcon Avenida to Clash in Spanish Women’s League Finale

Ros Casares and Halcon Avenida will open a new chapter in their storied rivalry as they collide anew in the Spanish Women’s League Finals after dispatching their respective opponents in the semifinals. The reigning EuroLeague champions, Halcon Avenida, booked a ticket to the finals after taking care of the Rivas Ecopolis in the semis. The […]

2011 WNBA Draft Results

2011 WNBA Draft Complete Roundup 1st Round Maya Moore – Minnesota Lynx Elizabeth Cambage – Tulsa Shock Courtney Vandersloot – Chicago Sky Amber Harris – Minnesota Lynx Jantel Lavender – Los Angeles Sparks Danielle Robinson – San Antonio Silver Stars Kayla Pedersen – Tulsa Shock Ta’Shia Phillips – Atlanta Dream Jeanette Pohlen – Indiana Fever […]

Minnesota Lynx Selects Maya Moore as First Overall Pick

The Minnesota Lynx had a once in a lifetime chance and they didn’t hesitate to grab it. The Lynx, who luckily ended up with the first selection, selected University of Connecticut standout Maya Moore as the first overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft on Monday night at the ESPN headquarters in Connecticut. The four-time […]

Maya Moore: Will She Be This Year’s WNBA First Overall Pick?

The WNBA Draft is tabbed to be the fulfillment of a woman player’s dream and also a team’s chance of building a competitive team in the future. This year, the Minnesota Lynx will have that chance turn their franchise around for they will be having the chance to acquire Connecticut great Maya Moore. Moore, who […]

Halcon Avenida Bags EuroLeague to Title to End SpartaK’s Reign

Halcon Avenida successfully bagged this year’s EuroLeague Women title when they hammered out a thrilling 68-59 victory over Sparta&K Moscow on Sunday night in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Motivated by their finals defeat two years ago, Avenida played inspired basketball, controlling the tempo for almost the entire game and it was enough to end the reign of […]

2011 WNBA Draft Prospect List

The much-anticipated 2011 WNBA Draft, which would be the make or break moment for the collegiate prospects, will be take place this Monday, April 11, at the ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. University of Connecticut standout Maya Moore, who is expected to be selected by the Minnesota Lynx as the first-overall pick, leads the list […]