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Breaking down Atlanta Dream draft pick Brittany Brewer with Michaela Smalley

WNBA writer Michaela Smalley weighs in on Brewer’s potential in the league, how soon she’ll see playing time, and things she’ll need to improve.

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After going 14 years without having a player selected in the WNBA Draft, Texas Tech’s cold streak ended Friday with Brittany Brewer going to the Atlanta Dream with the 17th pick.

The 6’5 forward averaged 16.6 points and 10.3 rebounds for the game during her senior season, leading Tech to an 18-11 record before the Big 12 Conference Tournament was canceled.

Brewer’s goals of winning a conference championship have abruptly changed to winning a WNBA title, and I wanted to not only find out how plausible that would be in Atlanta, but also break down her strengths and weaknesses and find out if she has a chance to be a significant contributor at the next level.

To do so, I brought WNBA writer Michaela Smalley on for a phone call to discuss these topics in addition to general WNBA trends. You can listen to the full interview below:

You can follow Michaela on Twitter at @flamehooperM (and I strongly encourage you to do so) or check out her website.

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