Just because they are in college does not mean they are opals level in any way, plus they are teenagers or early twenties at best, no experience against women only p,Ayung with and against their own age, do you see the USA or Spain filling teams with college players......get a grip, lol, many of those Div1 ranked teams are not even Div1 BigV level.
American college ball is not the bench mark to use for filling a national senior team.....or a WNBL
As for "aspiring" to come back to WNBL, look at the percentage who actually even get a gig in the WNBL, , let alone the WNBA, very few, and even those that do don't always have an impact on the game.
Smith I’d say will be the only one who will get a WNBA spot, and then it will depend on which team gets her as to if she will even be used for the first couple of years, then it only takes a stronger USA player to come through to push her out.
How many of our Aussie college and non college players do you see actually getting drafted into a playing position..... several get onto team lists, invited to camps etc, but few get to play