1. Las Vegas Aces: Teaira McCowan, 6’7 C, Mississippi State
Her career ended in spectacular fashion — a loss, yes, but 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks against Oregon in a classic regional final. She finished second to Kristine Anigwe in rebounding percentage, but her overall presence in the lane is at a different level than Anigwe. She’s a rim protector, strength and size, and she’s going to have an impact defensively right away. But don’t miss how efficient she’s become finishing around the rim. Her effective field goal percentage of 66.3 percent ranked sixth in the country. And she finished strong: 72 percent from the field over her final nine games, in the biggest games. She’s smart, she’s going to be loved in Las Vegas, and lord help anyone who tries to come into the lane and score on McCowan and A’ja Wilson. This would be your prototype Bill Laimbeer interior team.