Alexis Gray-Lawson continues to make history, as she became the second Bear ever to be drafted into the WNBA. Chosen in the third round, as the thirtieth overall pick, she will join the Washington Mystics.
"I am very excited," said Gray-Lawson. "I get to play for a new coach and a new system. All of them (the Mystics players) are ACC players, so I am excited to play over there. It feels great to know that I have a chance to play professionally and do the things I have wanted to do since I was little."
Camp will start in the next couple of weeks with the first preseason game slated for Wednesday, May 5 in Washington D.C. against the New York Liberty.
"I am very happy for her" said Cal head coach Joanne Boyle. "Now it is all about camp. For a day, it is very prestigious (to have your name called), but after that it is ending up with the right team in the right camp. Lexi is going to do great wherever she goes. Now she is going to start working out and get ready for it."
After the jump Marshawn and Best may have new homes following the NFL draft, JO updates us on football practice, Wilner makes his way-too-early Pac-10 basketball predictions, and softball's Coach Ninemire wins her 1000th career game.
- JO gives a minimal update on Tuesday's practice. Noteworthy items include Mike Costanzo going out of commission for a few days with appendicitis, Dominic Galas tearing his PCL which will keep him out of the rest of spring practice, and Kevin Riley spending an extended period of time after practice working on his accuracy.
- Fun fact: Cal's big (literally) new defensive commit Mustafa Jalil weighed 100 lbs as a kindergartner and was deemed too big to play organized football until high school. During his freshman year of football he jumped form the freshman team to the varsity team.
- Marshawn is at the top of ESPN's list of most likely players to be traded before draft day.
- SBN's mock draft has Best picked 34th by the Detroit Lions.
- Wilner makes his way-too-early Pac-10 predictions. He anticipates Cal will finish in eighth place which, after a Pac-10 season like this past one, is a downright miserable position.