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Will Carlie Wagner Hear Her Name in the WNBA Draft?

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The WNBA draft begins at 6pm tonight in New York City, and Carlie Wagner represents Minnesota’s lone possible prospect.

To be clear, the odds are not good for being drafted. Wagner is not an All-American nor exceptionally tall and mobile, which means that she is obviously not a first round prospect. In the women’s game, if those do not apply to you it is difficult to project if the WNBA is a legitimate possibility.

With that said, Wagner has three advantages. First, she can shoot. Last season she was a 41% shooter from behind the arc, and has the ability to score in a variety of ways. Second, she’s a hard worker, and could potentially turn into a bench grinder with the ability to step into a game and deliver a scoring punch. Her major weaknesses are whether she will be able to defend at a high level in the professional game and being able to create for her own shot.

Third, Minnesota has a WNBA team. ESPNW’s mock draft has Wagner as the last pick in the draft, going 36th to the Lynx.

The WNBA draft will be broadcast on ESPN2.