Lauren Cox of Baylor University was selected at No. 3 overall by the Indiana Fever. (Photo by Dorothy Gentry, courtesy of The Athletic.)
This WNBA season has a lot of new talent. NCAA phenomenon Sabrina Ionescu is a popular name heard everywhere. But there are multiple players who have been making an impact this season. Let’s take a look at five players to continue keeping an eye on in The Wubble.
CHENNEDY CARTER, ATLANTA DREAM
Smooth ball handling and quick speed make Chennedy Carter someone to definitely watch. Drafted No. 4 overall to the Atlanta Dream, Carter is no stranger to scoring under pressure and is confident when shooting her shot. At 5’9, she is skilled at getting the ball as high as she can and has a good defence. Carter’s passion for the sport pushes her to fulfil her dream of being a professional basketball player.
MIKIAH HERBERT HARRIGAN, MINNESOTA LYNX
Extremely skilled at defence and blocks as if it is life or death, Mikiah Herbert Harrigan may be young but is very talented. She was No. 6 overall in the draft to the Minnesota Lynx. She’s known as “Mad Kiki” and “Access Denied.” In her last season with the South Carolina Gamecocks, she had 58 blocks. With her raw talent and energy, it’s no wonder why she was the top choice for the Lynx.
BELLA ALARIE, DALLAS WINGS
Finishing her season at Princeton with a career averaging 16.1 points, 2.3 blocks and 2.3 assists, Bella Alarie was drafted No. 5 overall by the Dallas Wings. With her great hand-eye coordination, Alarie has a great shot. The 6’4 forward is also a three-time Ivy League Player of the Year.
LAUREN COX, INDIANA FEVER
Lauren Cox is extremely determined and has an impeccable work ethic to do whatever it takes to give her team a win. Selected at No. 3 overall by the Indiana Fever, she is the first professional women’s player with Type 1 diabetes to be drafted to the WNBA.
RUTHY HEBARD, CHICAGO SKY
Ruthy Hebard, a former Oregon Ducks star, is a force to be reckoned with. She was the all-time leader with a 65.1 field goal percentage. Drafted No. 8 overall to the Chicago Sky, she’s a master of high-percentage shots around the basket. With the nickname “Hammer,” Hebard is a high scorer. In her WNBA debut, Hebard recorded two points and six rebounds against the Washington Mystics.