WNBA Mock Draft: Big Board 6.0, with all the players

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Laura Gil of Spain (L) vies with Kitija Laksa of latvia during the FIBA EuroBasket women’s quarterfinal match between Spain v Latvia on June 22, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

12. Washington Mystics select Kitija Laksa

Let’s see: elite three-point shooter? Check. Played at a non-Power 5 school? Check. Overseas pedigree? Check. Off radars due to unconventional circumstances? Check. Is there anything about Kitija Laksa that isn’t a Mike Thibault/Washington Mystics selection? Certainly not. Laksa played well for South Florida, and spent the past year out of sight, out of mind for many after forgoing her last year of collegiate eligibility. But let’s not forget: she wasn’t just a great three-point shooter in college, percentage-wise, she got up a ton of those shots — more than 300 attempts in 2017-18. Her free-throw shooting is off the charts, 96.5 percent in 2017-18. That’s Elena Delle Donne-level! (Will there be a debate over who shoots technical free throws???) She’s got a sturdy 6′ frame, and should be able to handle herself against pro bodies right away. For her to become more than a situational player, she’ll need to get better on the boards or handle defensive assignments of opposing threes, but the floor is so high thanks to her offensive talent that this is an easy pick for the Mystics.

 

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