Alexander expected to be selected in today’s WNBA draft

BY MATT COZZI | APRIL 11, 2011 7:20 AM

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The best college and international prospects will be selected today in the WNBA draft in Bristol, Conn. ESPN will televise the event and provide analysis of the first round beginning at 2 p.m. CST.

ESPNU and NBA TV will broadcast the second and third rounds following coverage of the first round.

According to Draftsite.com, Iowa’s Kachine Alexander is predicted to go in the draft’s second round to the Phoenix Mercury with the 19th overall selection.

The senior would the first Hawkeye to be drafted since Crystal Smith in 2006. Smith was selected 32nd overall.

Alexander is one of the greatest players in Iowa women’s basketball history; the 5-9 guard recorded 1,239 points, 910 rebounds, and 339 assists in her four-year career. This past season, Alexander led all Division-I guards in rebounds per game with 9.5.

The Minnesota Lynx have the first overall pick in the draft.

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