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Ranking the Rookies: A look at how the 2021 WNBA draft picks are performing

Ranking the Rookies: A look at how the 2021 WNBA draft picks are performing

Injuries, limited playing time, trades and revolving-door roster spots characterize what many rookies of the WNBA's 2021 draft class are dealing with as they also try to level up to the speed, timing and defensive trends of the pros. One month into the season, Michaela Onyenwere, Aari McDonald, Charlie Collier and DiJonai Carrington have made invaluable contributions to their respective teams in double-digit minutes per game. ...

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Dear Pals, Teammates and Power Players:Well, it's about that time!The Hard Screen welcomes you in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the WNBA and tipoff to the 2021 season. As we look to the new season, the breadth of changes since the last is indisputable. Fresh...

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Tamryn Spruill

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​Tamryn Spruill is an author and freelance journalist covering women’s basketball, with issues of gender, race and sexuality central to her reporting. She has followed the WNBA since its 1996 inception, and she is writing a book about its exciting history through the lens of the passionate, persevering and powerful (80% Black, many LGBTQ+-identifying) women who make the league up (ABRAMS 2022). She is represented by JL Stermer at New Leaf Literary & Media.

Spruill’s bylines include Harper’s BAZAARThe New York TimesSLAMZORATeen VogueThe Athletic and Swish Appeal, where she also has served as editor-in-chief since 2018 when hired as the first woman to hold that position. 

Spruill has appeared in interviews as an expert source for NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox Sports’ First Sports in the Morning, The Julie DiCaro Show on 670 The Score and Bleacher Report.

She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Journalism (University of South Carolina) and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Goddard College).

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