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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

UConn alums dominate WNBA GM survey once again

UConn alums once again proved to be rather popular with the WNBA general managers.

The WNBA released its annual GM survey and as is usually the case, former Huskies were at the top of many lists.

Diana Taurasi received 67 percent of the votes for "Who is the best guard in the WNBA?", Maya Moore earned 42 percent of the votes as being the top forward in the league and 33 percent of the voters picked her to win the MVP award, Tina Charles and Moore finished 1st and 2nd as being the best finish. Tiffany Hayes was tied with Chelsea Gray as being the most underrated player. Charles earned 83 percent of the votes for having the best post moves, Bird was tied with Courtney Vandersloot at 42 percent for being the best passer with Bird picking up 75 percent of the votes for being the best leader, 67 percent for having the highest basketball IQ and 58 percent of the GMs said she is the best at making her teammates better. Taurasi and Allie Quigley finished tied for the lead for being the best shooter.

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun in the best rebounder in the league according to the general managers while 75 percent predicted that the Sun would have the most regular-season wins in the Eastern Conference.

Next up is the league's release of the opening day rosters. With Kelly Faris being cut by the New York Liberty despite a solid preseason, there are 17 UConn alums on WNBA rosters and five of the league's 12 teams having more than one UConn product on the roster. It should also be mentioned that Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kiah Stokes, both selected in the first round in the 2015 WNBA Draft have been signed to extensions.

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