Cubaj and Fletcher returning

4shotB

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Curious...do the ladies have the same opportunity to assess their WNBA draft chances as do the men? Glad they are back in either case.
 

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Curious...do the ladies have the same opportunity to assess their WNBA draft chances as do the men? Glad they are back in either case.
I preface this with I have no idea since my only lens into WBB is GT. I did see in AJC article:

Those entering the WNBA draft had to opt in by April 1.

That doesn't seem like much of window for evaluations. Seems like NBA and NFL take closer to a month.

 

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I preface this with I have no idea since my only lens into WBB is GT. I did see in AJC article:

Those entering the WNBA draft had to opt in by April 1.

That doesn't seem like much of window for evaluations. Seems like NBA and NFL take closer to a month.

I saw in your linked article that Cubaj was a projected first round draft pick. However, the linked article below says that last years top 5 picks were paid about 55k +/-. I don't follow the WNBA (nor the NBA for that matter) but was surprised at the data. I would expect a GT grad to make more coming out of school so the decision for these players is wise as well as, of course, excellent for the program.

WNBA news: Takeaways from the WNBA salary database (highposthoops.com)

Disclaimer: the data is from the internet. I have no way to verify authenticity.
 

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Oh wow, one last dance!
Emotions are high right after the tourney and often it feels like the players will return, only to see that never happens (ex: 2021 mens seniors, 2009 football juniors). I wonder what pieces fell into place for Cubaj and Fletcher to declare come back as offical. Hey, I ain't complaining!

Pan seems to be doing well in her pro career (from her Insta account).
 

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I think this just clinched my decision to purchase season tickets for next year for this team....
 

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I saw in your linked article that Cubaj was a projected first round draft pick. However, the linked article below says that last years top 5 picks were paid about 55k +/-. I don't follow the WNBA (nor the NBA for that matter) but was surprised at the data. I would expect a GT grad to make more coming out of school so the decision for these players is wise as well as, of course, excellent for the program.

WNBA news: Takeaways from the WNBA salary database (highposthoops.com)

Disclaimer: the data is from the internet. I have no way to verify authenticity.
Engineering grads start around $70k. With grad degree add at least 10k to that. They can make more with their degree but if they want to play a couple of years they can fall back on their degree. That $55k number may not include shoe contracts etc. A few years ago a NBA shoe contract was about $160k. Even NBA bench warmers made about $700k including a shoe deal. That has been several years ago when I had info on a player who ultimately played in China after a less than stellar NBA career. So there may be more $ with the WNBA than the base contract.
 

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Engineering grads start around $70k. With grad degree add at least 10k to that. They can make more with their degree but if they want to play a couple of years they can fall back on their degree. That $55k number may not include shoe contracts etc. A few years ago a NBA shoe contract was about $160k. Even NBA bench warmers made about $700k including a shoe deal. That has been several years ago when I had info on a player who ultimately played in China after a less than stellar NBA career. So there may be more $ with the WNBA than the base contract.
The real money that WNBA players make is overseas in the “off-season”
 

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NC State guard Dontavia Waggoner and forwards Jada Rice and Elle Sutphinhave entered the transfer portal.

Rice, a 6-foot-4 redshirt sophomore, averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds. Sutphin, a redshirt freshman, averaged 2.1 points and 1.3 rebounds.

Waggoner, a true freshman, averaged 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds.
 
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