Danielle McCray Invited To Attend 2010 WNBA Draft Presented by adidas

April 1, 2010


Fourteen of the top women’s basketball prospects, including Kansas senior guard-forward Danielle McCray, have been invited to the 2010 WNBA Draft presented by adidas on Thursday, April 8 at the NBA Entertainment studios in Secaucus, N.J.

ESPN2 and ESPN360.com will provide live coverage and analysis of the first round of the draft beginning at 3 p.m. ET. ESPNU and NBA TV will broadcast the second and third rounds.

McCray, a 5-foot-11 Olathe, Kan., native concluded her Kansas career as one of the all-time greats in the history of the program. She tallied 1,934 points in 116 career games. Her 1,934 points ranks fourth on the Kansas all-time scoring chart.

McCray’s name is all over the KU record books as she ranks in the top 10 in nine categories in addition to scoring. She ranks second in three-point field goals made (205) and three-point field goals attempted (544), third in three-point field goal percentage (37.7), fourth in field goals made (710), fourth in field goals attempted (1,654), fourth in free throw percentage (78.8), eighth in minutes played (3,446), ninth in fouls (326) and 10th in free throws made (309).

McCray was named the 2009 Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year by the league coaches and earned Preseason First Team All-Big 12 honors. She was selected by ESPN.com as a Preseason Second Team All-American and picked up the same honor from Athlon Sports. ESPN.com also tabbed McCray as the one of the top five small forwards in the NCAA entering the 2009-10 season.

After completing a trade with the Minnesota Lynx earlier this year, the Connecticut Sun hold the top pick in the draft for the first time in franchise history. The Sun obtained the first overall pick and Renee Montgomery from the Lynx in exchange for Lindsay Whalen and the second overall pick. It marked the first time in league history that a team had swapped the No. 1 pick in advance of the WNBA Draft. Minnesota previously obtained the pick from the New York Liberty, which ultimately led to the Lynx winning the ninth annual WNBA Draft Lottery.

The Lynx now have the second and third picks in the 2010 WNBA Draft followed by the Chicago Sky and the San Antonio Silver Stars to round out the top five selections.

The players invited to attend the 2010 WNBA Draft include:

Name College/University Position Height

Jayne Appel Stanford Center 6’4″

Tina Charles Connecticut Center 6’4″

Alysha Clark Middle Tennessee State Forward 5’10”

Kalana Greene Connecticut Guard 5’10”

Kelsey Griffin Nebraska Forward 6’2″

Allison Hightower Louisiana State Guard 5’10”

Alison Lacey Iowa State Guard 6’0″

Danielle McCray Kansas Guard/Forward 5’11”

Chanel Mokango Mississippi State Forward 6’5″

Jacinta Monroe Florida State Forward 6’5″

Jene Morris San Diego State Guard 5’9″

Andrea Riley Oklahoma State Guard 5’5″

Amanda Thompson Oklahoma Forward 6’1″

Monica Wright Virginia Guard 5’11”