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When we think of the NCAA’s top players this year, Cameron Brink is surely going to be in the first few names. The Cardinal sensation has proven her worth again. She follows Caitlin Clark in almost all the 2024 WNBA draft projections. Her illustrious career which included moments from not just the court but also off of it makes her one of the best additions to any team. So which WNBA team will get the honor of sweeping Brink away?

According to the projections by ESPN, CBS Sports, The Athletic, and Bleacher Report, Cameron Brink stands tall as the second overall pick. Matching her is Magic Johnson’s Los Angeles Sparks. The team last brought a championship title home way back in 2016. Hence, they will undeniably use the defensive skills of the 6-ft-4 Stanford star.

 

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Brink has quickly climbed the defense ladder through her time at Stanford. Her ability is universally recognized as she has three Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year titles. Standing at the fifth spot in the nation for 11.9 rebounds per game, Brink received the Naismith DPOY honor. Further, she has also been one of the top ten names for blocks throughout her four years.

Her height and stature will be very beneficial for the Sparks as she can defend at the rim. However, she has also shown that defense is not her only dazzling talent. In fact, more often than not, she has also taken the role of a playmaker and a scorer for the team. Focusing mainly on perimeters, she brings 17.4 points per game and delivers 2.8 assists.

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Undeniably, she is quite a perfect example of the 2-way trouble for any opponent. However, while these are all the best things to say for her, she does seem to be a huge magnet for fouls. In fact, many believe that her fouling out in their last matchup against NC State was a major reason for Stanford’s Sweet Sixteen loss. Let us now see which other potential additions to the Sparks can help Brink out.

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The Sparks have recently lost their leading talent in Nneka Ogwumike and Jordin Canada. Hence, to rebuild their newfound identity, they have chosen to get their hands on some interesting players. While Brink is leading in the first-round pick, there are others who too can join her. In fact, another 2-way player Rickea Jackson of the Lady Volunteers is closely following Brink. She is the fourth pick projection this year. She is quite similar to Cameron Brink in the fact that she has defensive abilities too. However, it is her offense that will be most useful for Curt Miller.

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Another star who could join the two stellar performers is Marquesha Davis of Ole Miss. Reflecting the abilities of the two previous picks, Davis also has a strong hold over offense at 14 ppg with an inclination on defense with 4.7 rpg. However, she is projected in the third round as the 28th overall. It will really depend on the Sparks if they truly want a talent like her on the roster.

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Nevertheless, the mystery will solve itself soon as the WNBA draft in Brooklyn is in just three days. Are you excited?

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