Thursday, April 9, 2009

Chicago takes Risper

by Barca Blog - Add Jennifer Risper to the list of Commodores taken in the 2009 WNBA Draft on Thursday. The Chicago Sky chose the Moreno Valley, Calif., native with the third pick in the third round (29th overall).

Risper won several awards during her senior year including the 2009 WBCA Defensive Player of the Year and Second Team All-SEC. Risper stands in eighth place at Vanderbilt with 221 career steals, including 81 this season, which was the second most in the SEC. The 5'9 guard shined in the NCAA Tournament and scored a personal best 27 points in the 'Dores second round win over Kansas State.

Risper's teammate, Christina Wirth, was also selected earlier today by Indiana. This marks the fourth year that two Commodores have been picked in the same draft. The last time that happened was in 2007 when Carla Thomas and Dee Davis were taken by Chicago and Houston.

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