Utah's Michelle Plouffe, BYU's Jennifer Hamson selected in 2nd round of WNBA draft

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    April 15, 2014 9:27 p.m.

    Wiscougarfan, Hamson and Plouffe are both the winners in this picture. The only ones that aren't: those that squabble and posture about them.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    April 15, 2014 4:15 p.m.

    There aren't any "losers" when you get drafted and someone tells you they will pay you to play a sport for your job. Congrats to both these gals.

  • fan in orem Orem, UT
    April 15, 2014 1:07 p.m.

    The ute was projected as Top 10 pick and was #19. The BYU player was supposed to be mid-third round and ended up #23. BYU came out alright in this one.

  • CordonBleu Park City, UT
    April 15, 2014 12:34 p.m.


    Hamson lead her team to the Sweet Sixteen, before losing to one of the best women's team in history.

    Plouffe lead her team to a losing record, and no post season.

    Hamson is a two-sport All-American who, even after declaring that she was returning to BYU to finish her final season of volleyball, was still drafted 23rd, only 4 spots lower than Plouffe, whose college athletic career is finished.

    Clearly, Hamson and BYU are the overwhelming winners.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    April 15, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    Congrats to both players!

    @ChrisB, leave these poor women alone and celebrate their victories.

    April 15, 2014 9:20 a.m.

    "If she would have passed on volleyball and gone straight to the WNBA she would have gone even higher."

    Conjecture. Regardless, congrats and best wishes to them both.

  • utesgoingdownthehill Salt Lake City , UT
    April 15, 2014 8:56 a.m.

    Chris b, whem people have agenda people don't see anything. I am Utah fan but BYU definitely won this one.

  • Dan the Fan PROVO, UT
    April 15, 2014 7:58 a.m.

    In fact, BYU wins with this draft. Jen Hamson will sit out all of next year to concentrate on volleyball. So LA took a flier on her and are willing to let her sit a whole year to then have her play. If she would have passed on volleyball and gone straight to the WNBA she would have gone even higher. Congrats to Jen and her remarkable accomplishments in both sports...ALL AMERICAN!

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    April 15, 2014 7:48 a.m.

    How low has the ute athletics become?

    Talking smack about women's basketball....

  • The Last Word South Jordan, UT
    April 14, 2014 10:52 p.m.

    Actually Chris B, you don't have ANY idea who wins until they actually play and show who's a more successful pro. The real winner is Weber State who has claim to the best player in the NBA from a Utah college--Damian Lillard--who just signed a 100 million dollar shoe contract.
    Go Wildcats!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 14, 2014 10:38 p.m.

    Once again Utah wins

    Big sister, little sister