June Daugherty Hoops Blog
June 8, 2006
On Wednesday, June 7, I had the privilege of going to Key Arena with some of our best supporters to see the Seattle Storm play the expansion team Chicago Sky. During the game I was honored to speak with David Locke and Elise Woodward on the KJR radio broadcast. It was a thrill to talk about our 2006-07 Husky team and share the excitement we have about the upcoming season.
Seattle is such a great sports city! Having the Storm only ten minutes from our campus is an opportunity to watch the world's best women's basketball players practice and play almost daily. Coach Anne Donovan has done an amazing job in her years as the coach of the Storm. I appreciate her allowing me to view their practices and work-outs. The new generation of professional players are not only amazing athletes, but are multi-skilled with their game. The ability of each player to play several positions at this level speaks volumes about our game today. The days of the one-dimensional player are long gone.
I hope the next generation of players coming up through the high school ranks are recognizing this and working harder to develop themselves into more complete and higher skilled multidimensional players on a daily basis.
At the University of Washington we take a great deal of pride in developing our athletes to be complete players each day. These high school and college players will be the next wave of WNBA stars.