Oct. 12, 2009
The 2009 WNBA season came to a close last week and with it brought the end of a season that saw five former Seminoles see action throughout the year.
The Seminoles had a banner year before the season even started as three former players were drafted in the 2009 draft on April 9. Britany Miller was drafted by the Detroit Shock with the 18th overall pick (2nd round, No. 5), while recent seniors Tanae Davis-Cain (No. 37 overall) and Mara Freshour (No. 38 overall) were picked back-to-back in the third round by the Detroit Shock and Seattle Storm, respectively.
Miller appeared in two preseason games for the Shock where she averaged 5.5 ppg to go along with 2.5 rpg before appearing in one regular season contest on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Miller saw eight minutes of action before being released two days later.
Freshour saw action in the Storm’s May 21 preseason contest against the Sacramento Monarchs and went 0-2 from the field in seven minutes of work. She was waived the next day by the Storm and was not resigned.
Davis-Cain was waived coming out of training camp and did not play the majority of the season but the Shock signed her to an end-of-season contract on Sept. 11. She appeared in one contest where she tallied two point and grabbed a pair of rebounds in just four minutes of action. The Shock advanced to the Eastern Conference finals but Davis-Cain did not see any action.
Brooke Wyckoff had her 2009 season cut short on August 28 when she tore her ACL in a game against the New York Liberty. Wyckoff appeared in 27 games before the injury getting the starting nod in 23 of those contests. The former Seminole averaged 3.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 0.7 bpg for the Chicago Sky.
Five-year pro Roneeka Hodges turned in the best season of her career in 2009 as she poured in 9.9 ppg, while grabbing 3.0 rpg. The Minnesota Lynx guard ranked ninth in the league in three-point percentage with a .398 mark. Hodges poured in 68 threes on the year to rank in the top 5 in the WNBA. She also turned in the 18th-best assist to turnover ratio on the season with a 1.78 total.