Probably the most important transition noted in the article for EDD is being an interior post player on D and banging inside.Elena will never be as strong or explosive as Maya. That is not her style. She is a long, finesse player who has gotten stronger and tougher--as well as healthier. She works hard, plays smart, and shoots unbelievably well from just about anywhere.
Didn't realize that Griner and Diggins were eligible to turn pro because of their age. While I don't expect Diggins to turn pro, it wouldn't surprise me to see Griner turn pro, especially if Baylor were to win the National Championship this year. Griner has had an entourage around her since her high school days. She would be the #1 pick and would make a fortune overseas as well. I wonder if ND were to win the National Championship would Skylar turn pro, thinking she could join Candice Wiggins who plays for the Lynx who have the 3rd pick of the draft.
But there are players that have passed up on it, including Cappie Pondexter and I think Tameka Johnson might be the other one I can think of. OTH, Prince left for overseas, even though she had to wait another year for the W.I don't know very many people who would pass up the kind of coin that Griner or maybe Diggins could make overseas, that kind of deal properly structured could form one hell of a nice nest egg for a young person, they can always go back to school to complete a degree, it would be hard to pass up a what may very well be a $200,000.00 income annually, plus potential endorsements, I could not find fault with such a decision should it happen. I would ask, would you take the chance of an injury during a last year playing college ball preventing that level of income from happening ? how often does anyone have a chance at that level of income when they are in their early twenties ? I'm not certain on the dollars but I have read DT and SB both were making $500,000.00 with the Russian club they played for before the owner was shot, so I would think if that is true Grinner could pull down the kind of money I tossed out there.
I was wondering if either might be like Emeka or Kemba and able to complete their graduation requirements by May.So far, one of the nice things about women's basketball is that the players generally finish their college careers and don't go to the WNBA early. Of course, the temptation to avoid possible injury in the senior year and make lots of money as a professional has to be great, especially for someone with the obvious talents of a Britney Griner, a likely #1 pick. As noted by other BYers, one's academic experience may also play a big factor in this decision.
I was wondering if either might be like Emeka or Kemba and able to complete their graduation requirements by May.