April 5, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior center Kasha Terry was selected in the second round of the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever on Wednesday afternoon at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass.
“I’m really excited about getting the chance to play at Indiana,” said Terry. “As a post player that enjoys running the floor, I am looking forward to playing with Tamika Catchings, who is one of the best guards in the game. I also can’t wait to learn more on the defensive side of the ball, and I’m looking forward to working with such a strong coaching staff.”
Terry becomes the third Yellow Jacket to be selected in the draft, joining Kisha Ford who was also picked by the New York Liberty in the fourth round of the inaugural WNBA draft in 1997 and Sonja Mallory, who was selected 24th in the 2003 draft. Terry was the 26th pick of the 2006 Draft.
Terry finished her career ranked second in school history and ninth in the conference annals with 195 blocked shots in her four years on the Flats. The Douglasville, Georgia native also averaged 5.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game and played in a total of 99 contests at Tech.
“We are really excited about Kasha being chosen as one of the top 28 players in this year’s WNBA Draft,” said Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph. “It’s not only a great day for Kasha and all that she has accomplished in her career, but it’s a great day for Georgia Tech. I am just thrilled for her and her family, and I believe that it is well-deserved.”
On Monday, Terry participated in the WNBA’s Pre-Draft camp which offered team officials the opportunity to evaluate draft-eligible players first-hand.
“I think the Pre-Draft camp was helpful because I had the chance to really run the floor, which works well with the new 24-second shot clock,” added Terry. “The speed of the game was different (than the college game), and I just had the chance to play my game before all of the team officials.”