NCAA Basketball

PODCAST: Lia Galdeira’s foregoes her senior year, WNBA draft, and the Seattle Storm

Free-lance writer, and former UW Daily editor Joe Veyera joined us in the latest episode of the Sports with Neil and friends podcast. We discussed WSU’s Lia Galdeira’s decision to skip her senior year to play in Europe, the WNBA draft, and the Seattle Storm’s youth movement.

The Seattle Storm’s youth movement is an important part of the franchise’s development, as they’ve won two WNBA championships with superstars Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird. With Jackson’s injury troubles, and Bird’s play declining due to her aging, it’s time for the franchise to begin their youth movement to find the team’s next superstars. It’s an unfortunate part of sports, but it will provide the franchise new opportunities in the upcoming year.

It’s going to be incredibly interesting to see what happens with the Storm moving throughout the 2015 season, and throughout the next couple of years as they develop the young players.

As for Galdeira, her decision to forego her senior year is probably going to lead to a decrease in WSU’s offensive production in 2015-16. And it is going to put a lot of pressure on the roster to develop another scoring threat from beyond the arc if their offense is going to function efficiently.

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