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WNBA Draftees Reflect on Parents’ Advice: ‘Keep God First’

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WNBA Draftees Reflect on Parents’ Advice: ‘Keep God First’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Several top basketball players reflected on their parents’ advice that guided them from their amateur careers to the WNBA draft.

Caitlin Clark, the No. 1 draft pick, said her parents told her to “‘Be confident,’ but also the biggest thing over the course of the last couple of months, ‘Soak in every single second. It goes fast. This is once in a lifetime, so enjoy every single part of it.’”

She found her WNBA home with the Indiana Fever. “I’m super happy to be here. Thank you to the Fever, the Pacers. This is a dream come true,” said Clark.

Former LSU Tiger Angel Reese, who landed with the Chicago Sky, revealed that her mom is an “independent, single mom.”

“I did it for her, all of the long nights, long days,” Reese revealed. “I would drive my grandparents to Florida from Maryland, just all those long trips that we sacrificed, it was worth it.”

Stanford standout Cameron Brink said her parents reminded her of the “power of positive thinking.”

“Your mind is your biggest tool,” she said.

“Attacking every day, being hungry and obviously building relationships along the way,” she added. She was the Los Angeles Sparks’ No. 2 pick.

Brazilian native Kamilla Cardos reflected on the sacrifices she and her family made to reach this point.

“My family made a huge sacrifice, letting their young daughter chase her dream in a whole other country,” Cardoso said. “I didn’t speak the language, I wasn’t even familiar with the culture. Just by doing that, allowing me to go chase my dream, that’s one huge sacrifice that my family made.”

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South Carolina women’s basketball player Kamilla Cardoso was reunited with her family following her game-winning shot that sent the Gamecocks to the conference championship…

“We got a chance to do something pretty special,” the coach continued. “Kamilla, let’s bring the people who also made that sacrifice for the past right years. To be away from your family, for as long as you’ve been away from your family. We wanted to make this day special.”

She will join Reese and the Chicago Sky.

Former Ole Miss guard Marquesha Davis said her mom instilled the importance of faith in her.

“My mom, she always told me to keep God first and that’s always what I’ve done,” Davis said. “I’m blessed to be here.”

She was drafted by the New York Liberty.

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