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WNBA Draft 2011: Seattle Storm Select Duke's Jasmine Thomas 12th In First Round

There was really no way to predict who the Seattle Storm might select with their first round pick, but many fans were concerned about the point guard situation with Svetlana Abrosimova leaving and that's the direction Brian Agler went.

The Storm selected Duke Blue Devils point guard Jasmine Thomas with the first round draft pick and she was definitely considered one of the most talented guards in the draft.

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A combo guard with good size and strength, Jasmine Thomas really carried a heavy load for Duke this season. As a senior captain, Thomas not only helped bring along a talented group of freshmen, but she was also the leader in scoring, assists, and minutes played. While she is only 5'9, she is physically strong, and has no problem shedding defenders while driving the lane. Duke's post players have struggled offensively, so it's a bit of an unknown how her ability to penetrate and lay the ball off will develop in the pros.

The question is where she fits in the Storm's rotation or if she fits. For all the concern about their backcourt, Sue Bird can play extensive minutes and Agler is not afraid to play Tanisha Wright at point and seems comfortable with Erin Phillips there as well.