A 6-foot-2 guard who can also slide into the forward spot, Jordan Horston will find herself a home with the Seattle Storm, who surprisingly were able to draft her No. 9 overall. The guard double-doubled eight times this season (point and rebounds) playing a central role for an up-and-down Tennessee team that found its way later in the year.
Though she isn’t a pure point guard, she’s a capable play-maker, and solid mid-range shooter. She’s going to score first, and her size will even give players at the next level some trouble. But the defensive end may be her biggest strength.
Jordan Horston’s WNBA player comp: Taller Ty Harris
Jordan Horston’s ceiling: All-Star
Jordan Horston’s final season by the numbers: 15.6 points per game , 43.8 FG%, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.1 blocks, 3.0 turnovers, 27.8 3-point %, 73.9 FT%
The guard position is needed now more than ever with the Liberty and Aces running rampant with elite shooters and play-makers. Chelsea Gray, Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum play on one team. Courtney Vandersloot, Sabrina Ionescu and Betnijah Laney play on another. Horston’s a player you draft with the hopes of one day stopping one of those names, while contributing a key scoring role herself.
Day: Monday, April 10
Time: 7 pm ET
Where: Spring Studios, New York City
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