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WNBA draft taps 3 Baptist players


SECAUCUS, N.J. (BP)–Three women’s basketball players from Baptist universities have been drafted by WNBA teams.

The San Antonio Silver Stars selected Liberty University’s Megan Frazee in the second round with the 14th overall pick during the April 9 draft at the NBA Entertainment studios in Secaucus, N.J.

The Atlanta Dream chose Baylor’s Jessica Morrow in the third round with the 27th pick, while the Washington Mystics took Union University’s Josephine Owino with the 28th selection.

Frazee, of Xenia, Ohio, joins 2005 Liberty graduate Katie (Feenstra) Mattera as the Lady Flames’ WNBA draftees. Mattera was taken by the Connecticut Sun in the 2005 WNBA draft before being traded to San Antonio on draft day.

Liberty head coach Carey Green said the late Jerry Falwell, Liberty University’s founder, “always talked about training champions for Christ, and now the Lady Flames have been blessed to send two players to compete at the highest level in the WNBA.”

Frazee averaged 19.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game during her senior season. She earned Associated Press honorable mention All-America status and led the Lady Flames to their 12th Big South Conference title in the past 13 years.

Morrow, of Houston, became Baylor’s seventh WNBA draftee, and her selection marked the fifth straight season a Baylor player was taken in the WNBA draft.

Morrow averaged 11.2 points a game in her final season at Baylor and was the team’s top 3-point shooter with 48 makes on the year.

Owino, from Mombasa, Kenya, won NAIA National Player of the Year honors for the second straight season. She averaged 19.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, leading the Lady Bulldogs to their fourth NAIA national title -– winning three in the past five years.

“Never in a million years did I think I think this would happen to me,” Owino said. “This is so unbelievable.”
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Compiled by Tim Ellsworth, director of BPSports, on the Web at www.bpsports.net.

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