Shenise Johnson Invited To 2012 WNBA Draft

NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 – Fifteen of the world’s top female basketball prospects have been invited to the 2012 WNBA Draft presented by Boost Mobile, which will be held on Monday, April 16 at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. ESPN2 will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 2 p.m. ET; in addition, ESPN3 will simulcast the entire Draft. The second and third rounds will be televised on ESPNU and NBA TV.

Among the top prospects invited to this year’s WNBA Draft presented by Boost Mobile telecast are seven players who earned All-America honors either from the Associated Press or the WBCA Coaches' poll this season, including Stanford forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike, an All-America pick the past three years. Also invited are three sets of teammates: Tennessee’s frontcourt trio of Glory Johnson, Shekinna Stricklen and Vicki Baugh; Miami (Fla.) guards Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams; and guard Natalie Novosel and forward Devereaux Peters of Notre Dame.

Rounding out the list are guards Tiffany Hayes (Connecticut) and Samantha Prahalis (Ohio State); forwards LaSondra Barrett (Louisiana State), Kayla Standish (Gonzaga), and Julie Wojta (Wisconsin-Green Bay); and centers Sasha Goodlett (Georgia Tech) and Lynetta Kizer (Maryland).,

Shenise Johnson of Henrietta, N.Y., an AP and WBCA All-America selection the past two years, also has an ACC Player of the Year award to her credit. Williams, a product of Pahokee, Fla., has ranked among the ACC scoring leaders each of the past three seasons.

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