Thursday, April 09, 2009

This Just In: Mystics Draft Coleman!

WOO HOO!!! Moments ago, with the second pick in the WNBA draft, the Mystics selected Maryland's own Marissa Coleman! Welcome, Rissa!!!

As our loyal readers know, and as Marissa showed everyone else this season, particularly during the NCAA Tournament, she is a warrior on the court who is ready to take her game to the next level. The BasketCases are very excited to have Marissa join the Mystics, where we expect her to challenge Mo Currie and provide much-needed improvement at the wing.

The Atlanta Dream, who had the overall #1 pick, drafted Angel McCoughtry of Louisville.

Stay tuned for more coverage of today's draft, as we await word of the remaining picks, including the Mystics' overall 23d, 24th, and 28th picks.

Let's say it again: welcome to the Mystics, Marissa Coleman!!

(And for those of you who have recently posted comments on this blog saying you'd buy season tickets if the Mystics drafted Marissa, what are you waiting for? Our very own Mystics ticket rep, Chris Waldmann, would love to hear from you. Call him now at 202-527-7514, and tell him the BasketCases sent you!)

UPDATE: With the third overall pick, the Chicago Sky drafted Kristi Toliver. Way to go, Kristi, and congratulations to the entire Maryland program, with two of the top three picks!!!!

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Update re 2d and 3d rounds: with the overall 23d, 24th, and 28th picks, the Mystics selected guard Camille LeNoir of USC, 6'4" F/C Jelena Milovanovic of Serbia, and 6'3" C Josephine Owino of Union University, Tennessee (by way of Kenya). Welcome to all!


At 3:17 PM, Anonymous KCH said...


At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Stewart said...

I officially volunteer to help her move downtown! Welcome, Marissa, and we'll see you next Tuesday! Fear the Turtle! Go Mystics!

At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome!!! now be a better team please!

At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

K, going online now to purchase my tickets (but waiting to click purchase to make sure there aren't any trades per the website).

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marissa definitely knows she's welcome at the Verizon Center- we told her every time we saw her at a Mystics game!! LOL Welcome to all you new season ticket holders. Join us.

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Stewart said...

You also can check in with Sarah Novak at (202) 527-7517. Come on in and join us!

At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another ticket rep is Nicole Boden. I just called and added an additional ticket to my season tiks. I told her she may be hearing from other Maryland fans. Let's support the Mystics and reward this drafting behavior!! LOL

At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mechelle Voepel mentioned the basket cases!

"Maryland fans thrilled to pieces as Marissa Coleman goes to Mystics with No. 2 pick. Basket Cases rejoice!"

At 9:36 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Dear Anonymous,

You did post Nicole Boden's phone number, but it's her cell number, and we were asked to take it down. Please feel free to post her land line!

We all have great ticket reps!

-- BC

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous stevo said...

Marissa is an excellent addition to the Mystics. I conclude that we are in for a real treat this season... Mark my words


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