10. Washington Mystics: Bridget Carleton, 6’1 F, Iowa State
Here’s Cheryl Reeve on Carleton, I’m certainly not going to substitute my expertise for hers: ” think that her stock has certainly gone up. I think that’s a player that’s really played her way into not only being drafted but positioned herself probably at least in the second round. I think there might be a few that she’s on the board in their later first-round picks. She certainly can shoot the darned thing, but I think what she’s really shown is she’s creative in the way that she can score. She can score around the basket. I think the question mark would certainly be a level of athleticism.”
Mike Thibault loves his Swiss Army knife players, however, and there’s enough upside here to hope she can run with the threes and work at the four in some small ball lineups (think lineup of death with Elena Delle Donne as a five). Carleton has a chance to be what he hoped Ally Malott would be when he picked her eighth overall back in 2015.