LaToya Bond and Christelle N’Garsanet became the fourth and fifth players in MU history to be taken in the WNBA Draft on Wednesday. Bond, the 27th player taken, was taken in the second round by the Charlotte Sting, while N’Garsanet, the 37th taken, was a third round selection by the New York Liberty.
Bond led MU and was fifth in the Big 12 with 17.3 points per game and was named an All-American Honorable Mention by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She was also an All-Big 12 first team selection.
N’Garsanet blossomed her senior year by scoring 13.1 points and grabbing 8.6 rebounds per contest. She notched double-doubles in eight of her last ten games this past season and was named an All-Big 12 second team selection.
The senior duo helped lead the team to a 21-10 record and a 10-6 regular season mark in conference play. MU’s fourth-place finish in the Big 12 was their best placing since the conference began. MU lost to Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament after earning a 10th seed as an at-large bid.
The other three Tigers to be drafted were: Marlena Williams (Indiana Fever, 2001), Amanda Lassiter (Houston Comets, 2001) and Evan Unrau (Washington Mystics, 2004).
Listen below to Missourinet Sports Director, David Sprague’s, interview with MU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein.