My name is Camilla Persley. I play basketball and LOVE the WNBA! Lately, I have interviewed players and coaches in the W. I learned a lot from them that made me love the league even more. These are some of the things I learned and love!
1) I got to interview Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury. I asked her about being the WNBA all-time leading scorer. She said a record is meant to be broken, and someone will break hers one day. I also asked her for advice, and she said you have to be a good teammate.
2) I learned that one of Skylar Diggins-Smith’s idols is Tamika Catchings. I asked her what it was like to play against Catchings. She said it was hard because she couldn't stop and be a fan. She had to be competitive.
12) I learned from WNBA great Ticha Penicheiro and 2018 All-Star Kristi Toliver of the Washington Mystics that ball handling is very important if you want to be a good point guard. You also have to enjoy the game.
Those were some of the things I learned and loved about my interviews. All the WNBA players and coaches I met are so nice and supportive. I feel super lucky to be able to talk with these talented players and coaches from the W. Now, go and support the WNBA!
Thanks to the people behind the scenes who helped make these interviews happen: Ketsia Colimon of the Mystics, Bianca Gamez of the Wings, Dan Goldberger of the Dream, Ajah Hawley-Alexander of the Liberty, and Bryce Marsee of the Mercury. And special thanks to Vincent Novicki, who has always supported Camilla’s curiosity and passion for the WNBA.