Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-12-17
Download Issue
  News Index   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds     AIDS @ 32       Marriage
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

March, vigil stress that sex workers' lives matter, too March, vigil stress that sex workers' lives matter, too
Sex workers and their allies gathered to celebrate life and remember lives ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Today's Buzz

Chicago Sky draws No. 2 overall pick for 2012 WNBA draft
From a news release
2011-11-13

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


The Chicago Sky has drawn the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft lottery that took place in New York City, league officials announced today. Four teams were in the Lottery including the Sky, the Tulsa Shock, Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks. Tulsa drew the No. 4 pick, Minnesota drew No. 3 and the Los Angeles Sparks drew the No. 1 overall pick.

The Shock had the best opportunity to secure the first overall pick with 442 chances out of 1000 ( 44.2% ) . The Lynx had the next best odds with 276 chances out of 1000 ( 27.6 % ) , and the Sky and Sparks rounded out the Lottery with 178 out of 1000 ( 17.8% ) and 104 chances out of 1000 ( 10.4% ) , respectively. The 2012 Draft will take place in April in New York City.

"I'm excited and look forward to utilizing the No. 2 pick to improve our team," said Head Coach Pokey Chatman. "Coupled with free agency, it gives a step in the direction necessary to reach our goals and succeed."

This marks the second time in the team's history that the Sky has had the No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA Draft. The Sky had the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2008 when they selected Sylvia Fowles, a center from LSU. Fowles has emerged as the Sky's franchise player, a three time All-Star and the 2011 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year.

The 2012 WNBA Draft will see the Sky with a first and third round pick only. The Sky traded their 2012 second round pick to the Los Angeles Sparks in May 2011 in exchange for forward Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton.

The Sky last season drew the No.3 pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft and selected Courtney Vandersloot, a guard from Gonzaga University. Vandersloot had a solid first season with the Sky. She was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, All-Rookie Team and set a Sky single season record for assists. The Sky finished the 2011 season with a record of 14-20, fifth in the Eastern Conference.

WNBA officials and a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young conducted the Draft Lottery in New York City to establish the order of selection for the first four picks of the 2012 WNBA Draft. The order of selection for the remainder of the first round as well as the second and third round is determined by inverse order of the teams' respective regular-season records.

The following are results of the 2012 WNBA Draft Lottery:

2012 WNBA DRAFT LOTTERY ORDER

Team/Record/Chances ( out of 1,000 )

Los Angeles/15-19/104

Chicago/14-20/178

Minnesota/27-7/276

Tulsa/3-31/442

The 2012 WNBA First Round Draft order as follows:

2012 WNBA FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

Team/Record

1/Los Angels/15-19

2/Chicago/14-20

3/Minnesota from Washington ( Anosike — 4/8/11 ) /27-7

4/Tulsa/3-31

5/San Antonio/18-16

6/Phoenix/19-15

7/New York/19-15

8/Washington from Atlanta ( L. Harding/T Phillips, K. Miller — 4/11/11 ) /20-14

9/Connecticut/21-13

10/Washington from Seattle ( K. Smith, J. Monroe/J. Thomas — 4/29/11 ) /21-13

11/Indiana/21-13

12/Minnesota/27-7

About the Chicago Sky

The Chicago Sky, one of six independently owned WNBA teams, has just finished its sixth season as a member of the WNBA's Eastern Conference. The Sky play May through September at Allstate Arena. For information on 2012 ticket packages to see the Sky play, call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit www.chicagosky.net .


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.

Top world LGBT stories of 2014 2014-12-17
Knight at the Movies: The Hobbit; The Babadook; film notes 2014-12-17
Dale Scott first gay, active major league baseball umpire 2014-12-11
Michael Sam documentary to air on OWN Dec. 27 2014-12-11
Robbie Rogers' wild ride, new book, 'Coming Out to Play' 2014-12-10
IOC makes another step toward inclusion 2014-12-09
NCLR welcomes IOC's sexual orientation nondiscrimination 2014-12-09
Olympic Charter could be amended to protect for orientation, identity 2014-12-03
Sport events coming up: OUT! Bowling; Santa in Speedos 2014-12-03
MLB umpire comes out as gay 2014-12-02
World news: Malaysian insurer; Ian Thorpe's shame; Nepal survey 2014-11-24
Michael Sam on coming out, his childhood, being at bottom 2014-11-21
2016 Bingham Cup heads to Nashville, not Chicago 2014-11-20
Jason Collins to retire from NBA 2014-11-19
LGBT sports airing through live Web streaming network 2014-11-19
OUT! Bowling in Naperville through Dec. 18; Sports news 2014-11-19
Veteran killed; Perry disrupted; Collins honored 2014-11-19
Film shines spotlight on gay White Sox fans 2014-11-05
Coming up: 'CLLAW XX'; OUT! Bowling 2014-11-05
Think Tank convenes to create inclusive athletic climates 2014-11-04
Chicago Dragons: Staying busy and winning 2014-10-29
Sports notes: Visits, honors, bullying 2014-10-29
Johnny Weir: Bringing the 'Love' in new documentary 2014-10-22
Chicago doctor, 75, cellist, traveler, marathon runner 2014-10-21
Michael Sam waived from Cowboys squad 2014-10-21
Cubs break ground on expansion 2014-10-13
LGBT athletes: making an impact on and off the field 2014-10-08
Proud to Run opens applications for 2015 beneficiaries 2014-10-08
WSGA thrives after more than 40 years in the gay community 2014-10-08
Local flag-football teams look to shine in Gay Bowl XIV 2014-10-01
CMSA preps for inaugural Capture The Flag tournament 2014-09-24
IOC adds anti-discrimination clause to Olympic host city contract 2014-09-24
Billie Jean King takes fair shot at equality at CFW luncheon 2014-09-24
Proud to Run seeks beneficiaries; Bucs host LGBT tailgate 2014-09-24
Tom Daley's gig; man convicted of drinking Baileys 2014-09-23
Two Chicago teams set for ASANA World Series in Las Vegas 2014-09-18
Proud to Run opens applications for 2015 beneficiaries 2014-09-17
SPORTS NOTES Appearances, performances, games 2014-09-17
Thousands run, walk to fight HIV/AIDS 2014-09-14
Sky lose to Phoenix in WNBA finals 2014-09-12





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
the online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

No SCOTUS stay, same-sex marriages to begin in Florida Jan. 6
 
Myles Brady: Howard Brown's first transgender outreach coordinator
 
National: LGBT bill in Congress; trans soldiers; blood ban
 
March, vigil stress that sex workers' lives matter, too
 
TRAVEL Adults-only spots in Cancun
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now








  News Index   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds     AIDS @ 32       Marriage
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.