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CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia’s Sharne Zoll is one of 20 players to be invited to the 2008 WNBA Draft, held Wednesday, April 9, at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla.

The draft will cap a week-long celebration of events surrounding women’s basketball in the Tampa area, which has been host of the NCAA Women’s Final Four. Expected to be one of the deepest classes in league history, the draft begins at 1 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will provide exclusive first-round coverage, with coverage of the second and third rounds continuing on ESPNU and NBA-TV.

The Marlboro, N.J., native wrapped up her illustrious Cavalier career by becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time assists leader and leading the 2007-08 squad to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Zoll broke the 16-year-old record held by former UVa great Dawn Staley (729 career assists) and finished her tenure with 785 helpers.

A four-year starter, Zoll will leave Virginia as one of the most decorated guards in Cavalier history. In addition to owning the career assists record, she ranks in the all-time top 10 in career steals (234; No. 5) and was a three-time all-conference selection.

The Cavaliers wrapped up a resurgent year in which they returned to the national polls for the first time since 2003 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UVa finished with a 24-10 overall record and tied for third place in the ACC regular-season standings at 10-4.

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