The Sun went long-term with this pick. With the No. 7 pick, Connecticut drafted Kansas' Danielle McCray, who will sit out the next season with a torn ACL. The Sun, however, can afford to wait, especially for a player who was the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year.
McCray, a 5-foot-11 guard/forward, told ESPN she probably can begin basketball activities the second week of August. McCray likely would have been a top-five pick if she was healthy.
The Sun have gone this route before, drafting Erin Phillips in 2003 and Sanrine Gruda in 2007, knowing they wouldn't come from at least another season. They also took Alba Torrens in the third round last year; the 20-year-old Spanish guard probably won't come this year either.