Friday, May 4, 2007

Reading Material

With Katie Gearlds and Shyra Ely (who is also an Indianapolis native) heading home, the Indianapolis Star has a feature today on how the WNBA has helped spark a surge in top female players in the Indy metropolitan area.

Here's what ESPN analyst Nancy Lieberman has to say about Gearlds:
"I like what she does on the court, how she moves, how she gets other people involved. That's what makes her special. She's a typical Indiana kid that can do a lot of things.''

I linked this in yesterday's Gearlds feature, but had a good Q&A with Gearlds' former four-year teammate at Purdue, Erin Lawless.

Moving to the WNBA at large quickly, if you're not reading Megan Vogel's blog, you're missing out. Vogel is a rookie out of South Dakota State who was a second-round pick by the Mystics. She's experiencing the classic transition from growing up in small towns to living in Washington, D.C. and is a great blogger.

This Vogel story by the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader features one of my new favorite quotes:
"In her first three days of camp, Vogel made involuntary blood donors of two teammates ... ."

From 3,000 miles away, I'm rooting for Vogel to make the Mystics.

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