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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Fourteen of the top women’s basketball prospects have been invited to the 2010 WNBA Draft presented by adidas on Thursday, April 8, and Virginia’s Monica Wright has been selected.

ESPN2 and will provide live coverage and analysis of the first round of the draft beginning at 3 p.m. ESPNU and NBA TV will broadcast the second and third rounds.

The WNBA Draft will take place at the NBA Entertainment studios in Secaucus, N.J.

After completing a trade with the Minnesota Lynx earlier this year, the Connecticut Sun hold the top pick in the draft for the first time in franchise history. The Lynx now have the second and third picks in the 2010 WNBA Draft followed by the Chicago Sky and the San Antonio Silver Stars to round out the top five selections.

Wright was selected an Associated Press and U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) first team All-American, the ACC Player of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year. The 5-11 senior guard from Woodbridge, Va., averaged 23.7 points to lead the ACC for the second-consecutive year.

The players invited to attend the 2010 WNBA Draft:
Jayne Appel Stanford
Tina Charles Connecticut
Alysha Clark Middle Tennessee State
Kalana Greene Connecticut
Kelsey Griffin Nebraska
Allison Hightower Louisiana State
Alison Lacey Iowa State
Danielle McCray Kansas
Chanel Mokango Mississippi State
Jacinta Monroe Florida State
Jene Morris San Diego State
Andrea Riley Oklahoma State
Amanda Thompson Oklahoma
Monica Wright Virginia

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