10. Phoenix Mercury select Mikiah Herbert Harrigan
It’s gratifying, in the course of doing reporting for my mock drafts, when the league begins to see a player the way I do. And such is the case with Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, who has been a player I thought projected as a strong pro a few years ago, and now has both the numbers and status on draft boards to match. The worry with Herbert Harrigan is a question of where she plays — the 6’2 size, and corresponding solid-but-not-elite rebounding numbers, places her somewhere between a three and a four in traditional terms. But think about what she can do, which is significant: she virtually doubled her three-point attempts and once again made more than 40 percent of them. She does not turn the ball over. She blocks shots, and she cut her fouls dramatically. She’s a smart, strong player who will fit any number of non-traditional lineups, and that’s what most of the WNBA is these days. Could see her rising from here, too, between now and April 17.