7. Seattle Storm select Ruthy Hebard, 6’4 F, Oregon
A number of players stepped forward in Seattle this season. But if there’s been any regression on the roster, it has come on the boards, where both Courtney Paris and Crystal Langhorne stepped back from their career norms in the 2019 season. Enter Hebard, who has steadily improved from an already-impressive freshman season, managing to finish a close second to Megan Gustafson in field goal percentage this past year, almost doubling her assist percentage and cutting her turnover percentage significantly. She could stand to improve at the free throw line, and a block percentage more in line with her 5.2 in 2017-18 than last year’s 2.9 would be a strong indicator a WNBA team could get her minutes at the five. You can be sure, whatever is required, Graves will make sure she’s ready. And those tools would help make her a regular in next season’s Breanna Stewart restoration rotation.