Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

WNBA Preseason : The Guru Locals at TrainingCamp

By Mel Greenberg @womhoopsguru

As ws get to the other side of the transition from the end of the collegiate season with an all-time terrific Women’s Final Four in the NCAA world and on to the WNBA, which starts with a quick trip to Connecticut Sun media day on Wednesday at Mohegan, though Philly has no team in the league, there are certainly a bunch of philly type people in camps, particularly from Rutgers.

So, besides that four-time WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is a La Salle grad from South Jersey and opens in defens of the 2017 title, and Washington Mystics coach Marianne Stanley is from the Immaculata championship era and Upper Darby, here are those showing up for now.

Obviously, an update will follow several weeks from now as opening day rosters get finalized.

Locals on WNBA Training Camp Rosters
By schools and/or geography

Atlanta Dream - 
Blake Dietrick - Princeton
Maggie Lucas - Penn State, Narberth, Pa.

Chicago Sky - 
Kahleah Copper - Rutgers, Philadelphia

Connecticut Sun - 
Alex Bentley - Penn State
 Nikki Greene - Penn State
Betnijah Laney - Rutgers/Wilmington

Indiana Fever -
Candice Dupree - Temple
Erica Wheeler - Rutgers

Los Angeles Sparks - 
Essence Carson - Rutgers
Cappie Pondexter - Rutgers

 Minnesota Lynx - 
Tanisha Wright - Penn State

New York Liberty - 
Epiphanny Prince - Rutgers
Leslie Robinson - Princeton
Kia Vaughn - Rutgers

Seattle Storm -
Crystal Langhorne  - Maryland - Willingboro, N.J.

Washington Mystics -
Tanaya Atkinson - Temple
Natasha Cloud - Saint Joseph’s - Broomall, Pa.
Elena Delle Donne - Delaware - Wilmington