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WNBA Draft 2011: Chicago Sky Select Angie Bjorklund 17th Overall

It's difficult to find a better shooter than Tennessee Lady Vols wing Angie Bjorklund at 45% this past season.

And as she joins Courtney Vandersloot with the Chicago Sky this season, she has a chance to make the roster as someone to help spread the court as a target for guards off drives and viable kick out options for their post players, including 15th pick Carolyn Swords.

The issue for Bjorklund is what else she can do for a team.

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...she quite clearly projects as a long-range specialist with a 45.3% three point percentage in 27 games this year (although the numbers in the table above are only from her 21 starts before her injury). She has a great sense of spacing and can get her shot off relatively well. Defensively, she is the type of player who will make good decisions within a team concept. Her scoring is down this year, but yours would be too if you were playing with a player like freshman gunner Meighan Simmons who used up a team-high 30% of the possessions during Bjorklund's 21 starts.

However, outside of that, her numbers speak to that of a jump shooter - although she shoots nearly 80% from the free throw line, she doesn't get to the line often and is almost as strong a three point shooter as two point shooter meaning that ultimately, she's primarily a spot up or jump shooting player. Although it's been noted that she's not a mistake-prone ball handler, she's not exactly an efficient playmaker statistically from the wing either.

But overall, to have three Washington natives selected in the top 17 picks is a testament to how much talent exist in the area, albeit rather surprising.