April 15, 2004
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior Fallon Stokes has more to look forward to than receiving her degree in two weeks. The Atlanta native is hoping to continue playing basketball after graduation and that dream begins with this weekend’s WNBA draft.
A two-time all-ACC selection, Stokes concluded her senior year with an average of 16.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and finished her career with more than 1,300 points scored. She had the opportunity to compete in the Seventh Annual Pro-Am Women’s Invitational in New Orleans during the Women’s Final Four a week ago, showcasing her talent for several WNBA scouts prior to this Saturday’s draft.
Stokes hopes to join former Tech center Sonja Mallory and the Jackets’ career leading scorer Kisha Ford as the only Yellow Jackets to ever be selected in the WNBA draft. Mallory, a second-round draftee a year ago, competed in six games for the Mercury and is currently playing ball overseas. She will return stateside at the end of April to rejoin Phoenix for the 2004 season. Ford was selected in the fourth round of the 1997 WNBA draft by Orlando and played in the league for five years, concluding in the 2001 season with the Miami Sol.
The draft will be aired on ESPN and NBA TV beginning at 12 noon Saturday.