July 27, 2007
Two former standout Florida State women’s basketball players are making an impact in the WBNA this season. Brooke Wyckoff, a 2001 All-American, is in her fifth year overall in the league and in her second season with the Chicago Sky. A 2005 All-America seleciton, Roneeka Hodges is in her third year as a member of the Houston Comets.
Wyckoff has played in all 24 games thus far, starting four of them. She had her best game to date on May 31, 2007, against her former team, the Connecticut Sun. Wyckoff was just one point and three rebounds shy of a triple double. She finished the game with a season-high nine points, seven rebounds and a career-best 10 assists.
After seeing limited time last year during her first season with the Sky due to a fractured thumb, Wyckoff has bounced back for a solid 2007 campaign. She has exceeded nearly all of her numbers from last season. She ranks 13th in the league in assist per turnover (1.76) and 14th at 1.58 blocks per 40 minutes.
Hodges has played in 18 of 23 games in 2007, starting four of them. She has seen an increase in her free throw shooting accuracy while her assists and steals per game are on par with the career-best rates she set last year. Hodges ranks 17th in the WNBA at 2.34 three-point field goals made per 40 minutes.
She ended the month of June on an upswing, scoring 14 points against Seattle followed by a season-best 17 points versus Phoenix. Against Phoenix she set a career high by going 6-for-7 at the free throw line. Prior to the game against the Mercury, Hodges pulled down a career-high three offensive rebounds versus San Antonio.
Chicago sits in fourth place in the Eastern Division with an 11-13 mark, while Houston is sixth in the West at 7-16. The top four teams in each division make the WNBA playoffs, which begins at the end of August.