Sydney Wiese currently sits at No. 9 on the 2017 WNBA Draft Board. The sharp-shooting Oregon State guard from Arizona turned herself into a viable first-round selection over the course of her career by making shots. This season, Wiese is torching the nets yet again shooting 46.8 percent from the field, 48.3 from beyond the arc while averaging 15.2 points per. She’s already the PAC 12 leader with most made career 3-pointers.
Here’s a look at her ability to breakdown opposing defenders:
A potential threat at either guard spot, Wiese is also active in other categories as well posting 5.2 rebounds a game and almost a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio as well. She’s a multi-dimensional prospect who understands the game and plays with a passion. In that way, she reminds me of Courtney Vandersloot as Wiese makes up for a lack of elite level explosiveness with her savvy.
Take a look at Wiese's willingness to attack the lane while the potential No. 1 pick in this year’s Draft, Kelsey Plum, defending her one-on-one:
“She’s the toughest person for me to guard in the Pac-12,” Plum said. “She will make you pay every time. She’s a winner. She’s a gamer.”
Wiese has shown just how much of an impact player she is as her Beaver’s are at the top of the Pac-12 again, even after her team graduated two second round WNBA draft picks in Jamie Weisner and Hamblin. Her scoring and scoring efficiency has gone up with no drop off in her production assisting teammates. She has the respect of all her opposition.
Brandon Clay serves as the WNBA Director of Scouting for ProspectsNation.com and owns The JumpOffPlus.com International Report, which is picked up by more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is chairman of the HS Boys / Girls Board of Selectors and is on the McDonald’s All-American Selection Committee. He also is the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com.
Chris Hansen is managing editor of ProspectsNation.com and serves on the McDonald’s All-American and Naismith Trophy selection committees. He was a co-founder of and the national director of scouting for ESPN HoopGurlz from 2005 until 2012 and is the director of the Check Me Out Showcase and ELITE is EARNED events. He can be reached at email@example.com.