Xenia Christian grad drafted by team she wanted

06/03/2010

Leading up to the WNBA draft, Megan Frazee (Xenia Christian) made no secret of the fact she hoped to be drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars, mainly because an assistant coach there, Olaf Lange, had been one of her coaches at Liberty University.

Turns out Frazee could not have written a better script as the Silver Stars selected her at the top of the second round, No. 14 overall, on Thursday, April 9.

Hard to tell what kind of impact Frazee might have at this level, but she was practically the female Larry Bird for four years in the Big South Conference, and even if you only remember her in high school, it’s easy to envision analysts gushing over her from the start.

“She’s strong and has one of the best 3-point shooting abilities of any player in the draft,” said Dan Hughes, Silver Stars head coach and general manager. “She’s strong enough to finish near the goal, but skilled enough to stretch the floor.”

The 6-foot-3 Frazee, who projects as a small forward, is the fourth area player drafted by the WNBA, following in the formidable footsteps of 6-foot-7 center Alison Bales (Beavercreek), the No. 9 overall selection in 2007 by the Indiana Fever out of Duke; Tamika Williams (Chaminade Julienne), No. 6 to Minnesota in 2002 out of Connecticut; and Megan Duffy (CJ), No. 31 to Minnesota in 2006 out of Notre Dame.