The sure thing in this year's WNBA draft -- Stanford senior Nneka Ogwumike -- wasn't sure until recently that she was headed toward a pro career. But she's ready now, and was Monday's No. 1 overall pick.
Monday, Miami's Shenise Johnson might go among the top five picks in the WNBA draft. But it wasn't that long ago that there was actually some question the 5-foot-11 guard would even make it through high school.
hree-time All-America selection Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford and fellow John Wooden All-American team member Julie Wojta of Wisconsin-Green Bay are among 15 players who have been invited to the 2012 WNBA draft.
History has shown that the first half of the first round of the WNBA draft tends to produce players with the most staying power. But Monday, after Nneka Ogwumike, it's hard to tell which players will hear their names called.