Sophie Cunningham becomes highest WNBA draft pick in Missouri history.
A little bit of semantics here, but we’re going with Cunningham being the record-breaker.
Cunningham was the first pick in the second round — 13th overall — which edges out Missouri’s first and only first-round pick (15th overall).
Cunningham becomes the highest selected Missouri player in the 23-year history of the WNBA draft. Amanda Lassiter was a first round pick in 2000 but at No. 15.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) April 11, 2019
Cunningham joins a pretty talented cast in Phoenix, and the Mercury have advanced to the WNBA semifinals for each of the last six years.
Here’s what they’re saying (and writing) about Cunningham’s future WNBA home:
- Cunningham makes Mizzou history in WNBA draft (Dave Matter, STLToday.com)
- Full interview with Cunningham following her draft pick (Andrew Kauffman, ABC 17)
- A dream realized: Cunningham goes 13th overall in WNBA Draft (Joe Noser, ColumbiaMissourian.com)
- Mercury adds three top-13 picks, four players overall during 2019 WNBA Draft (Mercury.WNBA.com)
More new helmets on the way for Mizzou football?
Missouri’s getting more and more experimental with its uniform and helmet combinations, so the surprise factor with new combinations has worn off some. That being said, Missouri signee CJ Boone appears to have spilled the beans on some new helmets — could these be unveiled for the spring game on Saturday?
Definitely digging the continued use of retro logos in Missouri gear, and these look pretty sharp with the striping down the middle.
Kim English reportedly joins Rick Barnes in Tennessee
English has left Colorado and will join Barnes in Knoxville as an assistant coach, sources told the Knoxville News Sentinel and other outlets.
English was in Boulder for the past two seasons, after beginning his college coaching career under Frank Haith in Tulsa.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Sophie Cunningham drafted by Phoenix Mercury
- SEC Hoops Exit Survey, Part 1: Burn it all down
- Missouri hoops player review: Reed Nikko
- MUTigers.com has a nice sit-down interview and video package with new QB Kelly Bryant. Check it out. Still seems weird to me to put “Exclusive” in front of a headline like this, when you can control who players do and do not talk to, but that’s just me being petty.
- Akial Byers is Mr. Versatility on Missouri’s defensive line, writes Cameron Teague-Robinson of the Columbia Tribune.
- 17 Missouri swimmers and divers earned All-SEC honors, include four first-team selections (via MUTigers.com)