A&M’s Bone Invited to Attend WNBA Draft

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M junior center Kelsey Bone has been announced as one of 12 top prospects that will attend the WNBA Draft held at ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Conn., on Monday, April 15.

A projected high first-round selection, Bone is seeking to become the 10th Aggie drafted by the WNBA under the tutelage of A&M head coach Gary Blair, who will also be present at the event. Draft experts have projected Bone to be selected in the top eight picks of the 2013 draft, which would make her the first-ever Aggie selected in WNBA Draft’s opening round. Seven Aggies have been drafted in the second round with an additional two draft picks taken during the third round.

Joining Bone in Bristol will be: Alex Bentley of Penn State, Layshia Clarendon of Cal, Elena Delle Donne of Delaware, Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame, Kelly Faris of Connecticut, Brittney Griner of Baylor, Tianna Hawkins of Maryland, Tayler Hill of Ohio State, Lindsey Moore of Nebraska, Sugar Rodgers of Georgetown and Toni Young of Oklahoma State. Bone is the only prospect from the SEC set to attend the WNBA Draft in person.

Previous WNBA Draft Picks from Texas A&M
Tyra White • 16th overall • 2012 Second Round • Los Angeles Sparks
Sydney Carter • 27th overall • 2012 Third Round • Chicago Sky
Sydney Colson • 16th overall • 2011 Second Round • Connecticut Sun (traded to New York Liberty)
Danielle Adams • 20th overall • 2011 Second Round • San Antonio Silver Stars
Tanisha Smith • 22nd overall • 2010 Second Round • Seattle Storm
Danielle Gant • 16th overall • 2009 Second Round • Chicago Sky
Morenike Atunrase • 24th overall • 2008 Second Round • Atlanta Dream (traded to San Antonio Silver Stars)
A’Quonesia Franklin • 38th overall • 2008 Third Round • Sacramento Monarchs
Toccara Williams • 34th overall • 2004 Third Round • San Antonio Silver Stars
Jaynetta Saunders • 27th overall • 2001 Second Round • Cleveland Rockers

Prospects to be in Attendance at WNBA Draft
Name College/University Position Height
Alex Bentley Penn State Guard 5’7”
Kelsey Bone Texas A&M Center 6’4”
Layshia Clarendon California Guard 5’9”
Elena Delle Donne Delaware Guard/Forward 6’5”
Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Guard 5’9”
Kelly Faris Connecticut Guard 5’11”
Brittney Griner Baylor Center 6’8”
Tianna Hawkins Maryland Forward 6’3”
Tayler Hill Ohio State Guard 6’0”
Lindsey Moore Nebraska Guard 5’9”
Sugar Rodgers Georgetown Guard 5’11”
Toni Young Oklahoma State Forward 6’2”

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