WNBA draft class embraces new sisterhood

NEW YORK — Thirty-six women had their dream of becoming a professional basketball player come true Thursday night at the WNBA draft, and for those in attendance at the ceremony in New York, it instantly cemented their spot in a basketball sisterhood.

The league invited 10 players to attend the draft in person, and they also spent the days leading up to it together. From eating meals to figuring out what to wear, the group instantly bonded — and even started a lively group-text message.

“Over the past two days, we’ve spent a lot of time together,” said Lexie Brown, who was selected ninth overall by the Connecticut Sun. “We started a really funny group chat and we’re going to keep it going all season long. We have a lot of memes.

“Dinner [Wednesday] took a really long time, and we jokingly started asking, ‘OK, who’s going to leave first?’ These last few days have been awesome, and I really couldn’t have picked a better group of girls to have shared this experience with.”

While the hours leading up to the draft were likely filled with

Article source: http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/23141780/wnba-draft-class-embraces-new-sisterhood

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