Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some Tina and No. 1 notes

Not to jump the gun here, but here are some facts on Tina Charles, the No. 1 pick and WNBA Draft history:

* Only three players in WNBA history have won the NCAA Championship and been selected No. 1 in the WNBA Draft in the same year. Two hail from UConn: Sue Bird (2002), Diana Taurasi (2004) and Candace Parker (2004). Charles will be the fourth.

* Charles would also become the fourth former Final Four Most Outstanding Player to go No. 1, joining Chamique Holdsclaw, Taurasi and Parker.

* Two previous No. 1 picks attended the same high school as Charles, Christ the King: Holdsclaw (1999) and Bird (2002).

Also, of note: The Sun will be holding a press conference with Charles at 2 p.m. Friday in front of the Mohegan Sun Arena box office. The event is open to the public.

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