Breaking News Bar
posted: 5/26/2013 7:37 PM

Chicago Sky scouting report

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

Chicago Sky (0-0) at Phoenix Mercury (0-0)

When:4 p.m., today

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Where: US Airways Center

TV: ESPN2

Skinny: In the season opener for both teams, the spotlight will be on star rookies Elena Delle Donne of the Sky and Brittney Griner of the Mercury. But don't forget about the veterans. The Sky will rely heavily on guard Epiphanny Prince and center Sylvia Fowles, both of whom are healthy after missing significant time last season with injuries. And yet, they both still managed to be among the league leaders in scoring, as well as rebounds (Fowles) and assists (Prince). The Mercury was decimated last season by injuries, which is part of the reason the perennial power sunk low enough to get Griner with the first pick in April's WNBA draft. All-star forward Penny Taylor missed the entire season with a knee injury, former Sky star Candice Dupree missed 21 games with a knee injury and all-star guard Diana Taurasi missed half the season with various injuries. All three are healthy now and, combined with Griner and forward DeWanna Bonner, who was one of the league leaders in scoring last year, put the Mercury right back into the mix.

Next:Connecticut Sun at Sky, 7:30 p.m. Friday

-- Patricia Babcock McGraw

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here