Curry Invited to WNBA Pre-Draft Camp

April 9, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - Former University of Oregon basketball player Edniesha Curry is off to Chicago to participate in the WNBA Pre-Draft Camp this Friday and Saturday at the Moody Bible Institute.

The 80 WNBA hopefuls, comprised of players from more than 60 colleges and universities, will showcase their skills during the two-day combine.

Curry, an Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection this past year, averaged 9.8 points, 3.3 assists and led the team with 1.9 steals per game. A 5-foot-6 point guard, she helped Oregon (22-13) win the WNIT championship in March.

All 16 WNBA teams will be scouting players in preparation for the WNBA Draft, which begins at 8:30 a.m. April 19 at the NBA Entertainment studios in Secaucus, N.J. For the second straight year, ESPN2 will nationally televise the event, and additional live coverage will be provided on NBA TV and WNBA.com.

Curry, who starred for three years at Cal State Northridge before transferring to Oregon in 2000, will try to become the third player in Ducks history to be drafted by the WNBA. Last year, Jenny Mowe was the first draftee in Oregon history as the Portland Fire made her the 20th overall pick in the second round. Also, the Cleveland Rockers choseAngelina Wolvert with the 43rd overall pick in the third round.

WNBA training camps will open April 29 at teams' respective training facilities while the preseason begins May 9 and the regular season May 25.

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