The San Antonio Stars drafted Astou Ndour yesterday with the 16th pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft. She recently did an interview with her Spanish club Gran Canaria. The interview was in Spanish, so I’ve listed below the main quotes in English from her interview.
Her reaction to getting drafted in the WNBA:
“Yes, yes. When the news came to me, I kept my mouth open. I had no words to explain or know what to do. I was jumping for joy and was super, super happy.”
Why she won’t play in the WNBA this year:
“I can not tell you there is no chance. If you do not risk, you gain nothing. From my point of view I would go in the summer to learn the environment and what kind of life is carried there, adapt a little. And for next year and I will be there.”
She was also asked about WNBA level style of play.
“Yes, of course. But I have to do something new, train and improve a lot if I want to be there right now.”
The rest of the question and answer article talks about the Spanish club and it’s performance as well as the U20 competition that is coming up. Click on this link to read the full version of the article.