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Several Future WNBA Stars To Face Off In An Exciting Weekend Of NCAA Play

With the NCAA Women’s Basketball season in full swing, we’re getting a great chance to see some future WNBA stars in action. The Lynx have the sixth pick in the 2019 draft and also own three second-round picks and a third rounder, so Minnesota fans have a vested interest in this year’s college season. Though no draft pick is a sure thing and making a WNBA team even after being drafted is extremely hard, this year’s class contains several players who will undoubtedly end up playing key roles on some of the league’s best teams.

While there are college games to watch pretty much constantly, what is special about this week and weekend’s slate of games is that some of the best prospects in the country will go head-to-head, starting with a matchup between two absolutely stacked squads in No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 University of Connecticut. Both teams have two players who are likely to be taken in the first round and the Fighting Irish will likely have four players from their team picked in the draft. In a draft with only 36 picks and a first round with only 12 selections, it’s safe to call both Notre Dame and UConn absolute powerhouses. Both schools play twice this week, including a Sunday matchup against one another.

UConn is led by the dynamic combination of Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier. Samuelson is a 6-3 guard averaging 19.4 points and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from three. Collier is an undersized but extremely talented forward who has been putting on a clinic this season, averaging 17.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting an absolutely scorching 59.6 percent from the field. Collier has never shot under 50 percent on the season over the course of her entire college career and has an absolutely incredible feel for positioning. She’s also very quick for a post player.

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