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    Kelly Faris has been selected as one of 12 players to attend the 2013 WNBA Draft.

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    Kelly Faris has been selected as one of 12 players to attend the 2013 WNBA Draft.
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    April 12, 2013

    STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut senior guard Kelly Faris has been invited to attend the 2013 WNBA Draft, which is scheduled for Monday, April 15 at 8 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN2.  Faris is one of 12 collegiate standouts to earn an invite to the draft. 

    The 2013 WNBA Draft will make history as it will be televised on prime time television for the first time in the league’s 17-year history. ESPN2 will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 8 p.m. ET from ESPN in Bristol, Conn.  ESPNU will air the second and third rounds beginning at 9 p.m. ET.  The telecast will also be available online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. Host Kevin Negandhi, analysts Rebecca Lobo and Carolyn Peck, along with reporters Holly Rowe and LaChina Robinson, will handle draft coverage duties throughout the night.

    Faris, who started the last 115 games of her career, finished fifth on UConn’s all-time steals list with 294 thefts.  She also concluded her career with 1,107 points, 821 rebounds and 545 assists. 

    WNBA.com, in addition to providing comprehensive draft-day coverage, will serve as the web destination for fans who want to track top prospects throughout the Draft.

    The players invited to attend the 2013 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm telecast from ESPN are:

    Name                                       College/University                                         Position                       Height    
    Alex Bentley                              Penn State                                 Guard                           5’7”
    Kelsey Bone                               Texas A&M                                Center                           6’4”
    Layshia Clarendon                      California                                   Guard                           5’9”
    Elena Delle Donne                      Delaware                                   Guard/Forward               6’5”
    Skylar Diggins                           Notre Dame                               Guard                           5’9”
    Kelly Faris                                 Connecticut                                Guard                           5’11”
    Brittney Griner                           Baylor                                       Center                           6’8”
    Tianna Hawkins                          Maryland                                   Forward                         6’3”
    Tayler Hill                                  Ohio State                                 Guard                           6’0”
    Lindsey Moore                            Nebraska                                   Guard                           5’9”
    Sugar Rodgers                           Georgetown                               Guard                           5’11”
    Toni Young                                Oklahoma State                         Forward                         6’2”


     

     

    The current 2013 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm order of selections follows:

     2013 WNBA DRAFT ORDER

     First Round
    1)     Phoenix (7-27)       
    2)     Chicago (14-20)      
    3)     Tulsa (9-25)
    4)     Washington (5-29)
    5)     New York (15-19)  
    6)     Seattle (16-18)       
    7)     New York from Atlanta (19-15) via Washington (J. Thomas, 2/15/13) (K. Vaughn, 2/2713)   
    8)     San Antonio (21-13)             
    9)     Indiana (22-12)      
    10)   Los Angeles (24-10)
    11)   Connecticut (25-9)
    12)   Minnesota (27-7)

    Second Round
    1)      Atlanta from Washington (5-29) (J. Thomas 2/15/13)
    2)      Minnesota from Phoenix (7-27) (A. Hornbuckle, 2/2/12)
    3)      New York from Tulsa (9-25) (N. Powell, C. Wiggins, J. McCarville, D. Nolan, 3/1/13)
    4)      San Antonio from Chicago (14-20) (J. Petrovic, 3/13/12)
    5)      Washington from New York (15-19) (K. Vaughn, 2/27/13)
    6)      Seattle (16-18)
    7)      Washington from Atlanta (19-15) (J. Thomas 2/15/13)
    8)      San Antonio (21-13)
    9)      Indiana (22-12)
    10)   Los Angeles (24-10)
    11)   Connecticut (25-9)
    12)   Minnesota (27-7)

    Third Round
    1)         Washington (5-29)        
    2)         Phoenix (7-27)
    3)         New York from Tulsa (9-25) (N. Powell, C. Wiggins, J. McCarville, D. Nolan, 3/1/13)
    4)         Chicago (14-20)
    5)         Tulsa from New York (15-19) (N. Powell, C. Wiggins, J. McCarville, D. Nolan, 3/1/13)
    6)         Seattle (16-18)
    7)         Atlanta (19-15)
    8)         San Antonio (21-13)
    9)         Indiana (22-12)
    10)       Los Angeles (24-10)
    11)       Connecticut (25-9)
    12)       Minnesota (27-7)

    About the WNBA
    The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity.  The league, which counts Boost Mobile as its leaguewide marquee partner, will tip off its 17th season in the spring of 2013.

    Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education. For more information on the WNBA, log on to www.wnba.com.

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