8. Seattle Storm select Tynice Martin, 5’10 G, West Virginia
The news that Martin has been suspended indefinitely by West Virginia will not dissuade WNBA teams from taking a chance on her, considering all that she brings to the table. Still, the length of her suspension matters, since the reason she returned to school, rather than enter the 2019 draft, was to work on some things. She’s never been what you’d call a willing passer, but that 10.6 assist percentage needs to go up to avoid raising red flags, in the way that Arike Ogunbowale managed to take her playmaking to a sufficient level to get drafted by the Dallas Wings. Martin returned to school in part to work on these things, but she needs to be on the floor to do so.