Kemp To Participate In WNBA Pre-Draft Camp

March 28, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. — After wrapping up her career as one of the top scorers and rebounders in University of Kansas women’s basketball history, senior Crystal Kemp will try to move her game to the next level when she participates in the 2006 WNBA pre-draft camp on Monday, April 3 at Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass.

Kemp is one of about 40 top college seniors who will be evaluated by WNBA coaches and general managers in the league’s annual camp with the hopes of being selected in the 2006 WNBA Draft to be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on April 5.

“I’m thrilled to be invited to the WNBA pre-draft camp,” Kemp said. “Not everyone gets this opportunity, so I’m excited to be able to go and try to showcase my skills against some of the best players in the country. I think I’ve been fortunate to have coaches over my four years at Kansas who have helped put me in a position to have this chance. As long as I do the best I can I’ll be happy with whatever the outcome is.”

A Topeka, Kan., native, Kemp ended her four-year career by leading the Jayhawks to the postseason WNIT — Kansas’ first post-season berth since 2000. As a senior, Kemp averaged career-highs of 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Her career totals of 1,637 points and 826 rebounds made her just the sixth player in KU history to accumulate over 1,600 career points and 800 career rebounds. Among her many awards, she was named All-Big 12 First Team and Academic All-Big 12 First Team.