LC
Earlier this year

2019 WNBA Draft: Alanna Smith and Ezi Magbegor

With the WNBA Draft this week, Stanford senior Alanna Smith and Melbourne Boomers forward Ezi Magbegor look set to be selected in the first 15-20 picks, with Smith all but guaranteed to be selected in the first round.

The Pick and Roll takes a dive into their potential landing spots and what they have to offer whichever franchise does select them.

WNBA Draft: A look at Alanna Smith and Ezi Magbegor's prospects

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Nice wrap up. Good luck to both of them.

Just a note, at the bottom of your article you state the date as 11 March when it should be 11 April.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Live now on ESPN.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Smith goes to Phoenix with the #8 pick :D

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LC  
Earlier this year

Yep - Sandy could not let her go past!

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LC  
Earlier this year

Ezi Magbegor at #12 with Seattle!

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Well that worked out perfectly with aussie going to my 2 fav teams :)

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Great result for both to be first round picks and both to teams with plenty of history of Aussie connections. Well done to them both!

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LC  
Earlier this year

100%

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Marty  
Earlier this year

Such great news for both Alanna and Ezi!

Now awaiting news of where Liz would be playing. Is LA calling?

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LC  
Earlier this year

Apparently LA may use their 7th draft pick as a trade piece.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Lachy France managed to speak with Ezi Magbegor after being drafted today, as well as Storm head coach Dan Hughes. This is a great read well worth it.

Ezi Magbegor ready to carve out her own identity with the Seattle Storm

Hughes compares Ezi's maturity with that of a 19-year-old Penny Taylor.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Aokuso has a strong wnbl season strarting for Townsville, I think she might get a wnba invite next season.
Mangakahia sitting at 12 on the 2020 mock draft. Could very well go up another couple of places looking at who's ahead of her.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

Looks like Liz Cambage on SBS TV tonight 8.30 pm 'The Feed'

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

As to whether Magbegor will be part of the roster immediately, Hughes remained non-committal, stating, "That's not been determined. We’ll discuss that, we’ll figure out what’s best for her."

Ezi has stated that she won't be going to Seattle this year. Which is probably the right call, because cracking a championship roster is far from a certainty for a raw youngster. Developing her game is a good idea - I just hope that playing for the Supercats doesn't compromise that development. I trust that in between beating up on weaker front court opponents she is doing plenty of individual work.

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AshT  
Earlier this year

I would have thought teams could do a lot worse than snapping up Aokuso with a third round pick.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

She's too old for the draft.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not too old but wasn't eligible.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Was eligible for last year's draft, therefore no longer eligible to be drafted, but anyone is welcome to sign her as a free agent. I'm a little surprised that I haven't heard any chatter yet about a team being interested in her.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

Saw the Liz Cambage spectacular ... WNBA in May , then Tokyo is mostly on her mind right now ..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think you'll find Ezi isn't beating up other front courts, in fact the opposite last outing. Zatina same story.

Ezi should have gone to college.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I reckon it's Coachella that is mostly on her mind right now but it's good to know that the WNBA and Tokyo are still on the list.

For anyone who missed it


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I doubt anyone is interested.

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Waves2Lynx  
Earlier this year

Was disappointed that the Lynx passed on Smith but happy for both players and here's hoping they have good careers.

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jjj  
Earlier this year

"Ezi has stated that she won't be going to Seattle this year. Which is probably the right call, because cracking a championship roster is far from a certainty for a raw youngster. Developing her game is a good idea - I just hope that playing for the Supercats doesn't compromise that development. I trust that in between beating up on weaker front court opponents she is doing plenty of individual work. “

I wonder if the injury to Breanna Stewart will change things as far as Ezi goes. Seattle May want her on their roster this season now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dont think that's possible. They will just sign another pf from somewhere else.
cant see Seattle going back to back now.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

It's a possibility that's worth looking at, but Ezi doesn't really fill the role left vacant by Stewie so I doubt they change their plans for her after this.
(I could see them giving Tokashiki a call though if she is healthy again. I assume they still own her rights and she is more a like-for-like player)

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

Saw Cambage again on ABC TV 'The Weeekly' and thought most interesting is the secret of who she is playing for in WNBA.
The main stream media are more interested in an Olympian saying 'White washed Australia'

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Alanna Smith will play in Korea this summer

The WKBL held their annual foreign player draft on Tuesday, June 25th in Korea while it was still June 24th in the United States. This year, there were 95 applicants for 6 spots as each team gets a pick.

...

1. BNK Sum - Damiris Dantas
2. Shinhan Bank S-Birds – Alanna Smith
3. KEB-Hanabank – Myisha Hines-Allen
4. Woori Bank Wibee – Reshanda Gray
5. Samsung Life Blue Minx – Lynetta Kizer
6. KB Stars – Kayla Thornton


http://www.womensbasketball247.com/2019/06/2019-korean-league-draft/

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