Okay, the Advil to relieve C and R's Stanford women's basketball hangover is the WNBA draft, even though our Jill from Stanford was not selected. (we know, we know, the draft happened a awhile ago, but we just now gotten ourselves out of bed!)
A surprising first pick, well, surprising to us that is, was Angel McCoughtry going to the Atlanta Dream.
She was the only superstar on the Louisville team that made it to the National Championship game. We thought she was good and all, but a number one pick?
We were happy to see the Minnesota Lynx selected Connecticut's Renee Montgomery with the fourth pick. You remember her, she helped Uconn finish the season 39-0 for their sixth national championship and ran roughshod over Stanford. C and R have a feeling that she and Candice Wiggins are going to hit it off!
And California got its California Girls back, albeit it to different teams. Sacramento selected Oklahoma center Courtney Paris, who grew up in the San Francisco area, and Courtney’s twin sister Ashley was drafted by the LA Sparks.
"I'm so excited, I never even thought about the potential of getting back to California and having that opportunity to play in front of my friends and family again," said the first four-time AP All-American who is the daughter of former 49ers offensive lineman Bubba Paris.
Cal's Ashley Walker went to Seattle, and we are glad to see her in the WNBA.
On a side note, C and R knew Oklahoma wouldn’t hold Courtney responsible to pay back her scholarship, and figured they would set up a fund or something. Our prediction came true when Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said she planned to setup a fund that will support the needy in the state instead.
Opening day is June 6th. Sigh. That’s a long time for us…