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4.09.2009

Bonner and Boddie now professional players

Hey everyone. Your favorite free throw-drawing forward, DeWanna Bonner, has been selected by the Phoenix Mercury in first round of the WNBA Draft.

She was the fifth overall pick. Bonner will play alongside former Auburn standout Le'Coe Willingham, who plays power forward for the Mercury.

Point guard Whitney Boddie was the 20th overall selection by the Sacramento Monarchs.

This is the first time Auburn has seen two players selected in the WNBA Draft.


DEWANNA BONNER SPEAKS

  • On the situation in general: "I'm excited to go there. It's warm and it's an awesome city. I'm just happy to experience Diana Taurasi. I think that their system is great and I like to run, so I'm just really excited about that. I'm just excited and ready to get to Phoenix."

  • On Phoenix's up-tempo style: "Oh yeah, I like the way they run. They've got a great point guard and shooting guard in Cappie (Pondexter) and Diana, and they're already a veteran team. I'm just ready to come in there and improve something."


Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

119 Comments:

Blogger D. Miller said...

That is substantial

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go.

2:49 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

seeing the world cup in auburn would be fantastic. i wonder if phoenix is on the table?

2:58 PM  
Blogger §teve Flipping Chalupas said...

Nice to see her take it to the next level.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I hope she doesn't get arrested like the last AU hoops star to end up in Phoenix.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Man that's what three new threads today...and we're sure to get a 4th. Only at the HABOTN.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Oh and congrats to Miss Bonner, she's joined the big leagues.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thanks for coming to get me Jet!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

DEWANNA IS A RAWK STAR

3:13 PM  
Blogger Will said...

JG, what kind of cabbage to pro-female basketball players bring down?

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will - After taxes I think it is coleslaw.

3:15 PM  
Blogger smoothie b says "NO DROPS!" said...

#5 pick. not too shabby.

congrats Dewanna.

3:16 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Getting threads quicker than a key unlocks the door at NO SLEEP MOTEL

3:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

That's fast.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Threads by the hour, night, week or month at Hotel HABOTN!

3:18 PM  
Blogger smoothie b says "NO DROPS!" said...

is that anything like 'Hotel Whiskey' Brother Jet?

3:18 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

More like Hotel California ...

You can check out anytime, but you can never leave!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Monica's got a lotta pretty boys, she calls friends.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the pink boxing gloves.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Warm smell of goat poop rising up through the air.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Some post to remember, some post to forget.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WNBA WAGE SCALE

3:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet you are SUCH a freak! You talents are so wasted.

You know you like my boxing gloves, AU. ;-)

3:26 PM  
Blogger smoothie b says "NO DROPS!" said...

very cool Sensi. i had no idea how much those gals made. not bad money.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Why is it so difficult for me to type your?

3:27 PM  
Blogger smoothie b says "NO DROPS!" said...

well, not bad for the WNBA i mean.

3:27 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Congrats Dewanna! Best of luck...I love Phoenix!

3:28 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Sensi that is an eye opener. Shows how the fan dollar inflates salary. ie NFL NBA and MLB.

3:29 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Did anyone see the Obama Chia Pet?

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, a lot of that is based on revenue (especially TV).

I applaud the WNBA for actually remaining viable.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Busted on the gloves.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm sure the WNBA appreciate that, Sensi.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't go wrong with something so lady like that pops the snot out of folks.

3:32 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I love pink boxing gloves

Mine were an ugly maroon that looked like the Miss. State home jersy.

3:33 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

There is a motel across the street
PAY FOR PLAY
Rent by the hour


One redneck asked if he could get a deal on just 15 minutes.
Good old Speedy Gonsalez

3:37 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

WEG...
That's great. Here's a link.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that the U.S. Navy is talking to the Pirates. What are they saying...."Let the Captain go, and we will not blow you out of the water?"

3:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

HA Exactly, AU!

Digger I'll have to send you a picture of them since you're not on Facebook.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Digger - You're not a redneck.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

3:43 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Mon
You still got the email send it on down

No not a redneck but still
a DOM

3:47 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

I just went a little retarded reading that Sensi. Half of it is not intelligible.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was too funny not to share from over at the TideSports.com Message Boards.

The post was:
Cody is going to run a muck on the SEC

One reply was:
he's going to run a muck? what the h*** is a muck?

The reply to that was:
He means that Pugh is a dead man, if he survives to play in the Iron Bowl.
So is 280lb McKneel from UT.


Another was:
I'm not really sure... but I'd imagine it looking like 36-0.

I have to admit I laughed out loud.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the repost. I corrected my own typos.

3:49 PM  
Blogger smoothie b says "NO DROPS!" said...

alright fellas/sistas, i'm out. off to job #2. they somehow blocked the HABOTN, Facebook, & Youtube so i'll be MIA till tomorrow. :(

3:51 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

They're explaining what "muck" means when it's not even the right word to begin with.

3:54 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Scottie...
You need to find a way in the back door.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See my response, ehyou.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Sensi hasn't had a deleted comment as of yet....that's all

3:59 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Sam does not listen to women.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was one earlier.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

DeWanna rules, though. Way to go, chica.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sensi - I missed it.

Sam - Has a pic!! Yea!

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there something wrong with self censure?

4:03 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Not if you are quick enough!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course not...it is actually better than sometimes leaving something up that people will attack for the next 20 minutes...(i.e. lurker's previous only ever comment)

4:07 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I was going to say that DeWanna could probably make more using her degree, then I saw what her degree is. She should probably stick with basketball a few years since the rookie salary is about double of that of the average salary of a recent graduate with a psychology degree.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam - There may also be a few endorsements as well.

4:10 PM  
Blogger michael said...

They pay salaries to people with a psychology degree?

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is where the kizash will come from.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MJT - You didn't ask during your session today? Insert rim shot here.

4:11 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Scottie,

Good luck on finding a way in the back door...

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j-z - there is a joke there but since Farrah Fawcett seems to have a rare form of cancer I will let lie.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

WNBA players get endorsements (massive super-superstars excluded)?

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea, maybe local endorsements

4:16 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

This is Mary Sue Jumpshot of the Montgomery Gumpettes reminding you ...

"Clean sheets every hour at Hotel HABOTN!"

4:32 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Rebecca Lobo was a big spokeswoman for monostat.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

That's because women don't talk to Sam.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Not true, I tell you. Not true at all. Women are constantly trying to tell me what to do, as if I don't know what's best for me.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

How old are you, Sam?

4:40 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I'm at least 12. I quit counting after that. How old are you?

4:41 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm 43

4:41 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Sweet Jesus! You've got one foot in the grave! What does that feel like?

4:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

slippery

4:43 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

What up peeps?

4:53 PM  
Blogger §teve Flipping Chalupas said...

Crap, I am older than Monica. I fart dust.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello my friend.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am playing my second game of soccer tonight and when done I will feel like 63 in the morning....does that count?

Don't have my wind back yet..hurts about the 42nd minute of the first half.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

AU1, watching a bit of masters, Chad Campbell played an amazing round.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hey Seanzie.

I now have DVR. Everyone keeps saying my life is now complete.

4:56 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

One foot in the grave at 43 - too funny for words.

Farting dust hilarious

I am dust

4:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

;-) Dig

4:57 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Dig I rarely drink beer, but I think I may have a Smithwicks in your honor tonight. I don't have to work tomorrow. wooo hooo

4:58 PM  
Blogger §teve Flipping Chalupas said...

Anyone wanna drop by and help me across the street?

4:58 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Just to mean to lay down and give up

4:58 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Smithwicks is the bomb diggity.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

lol You need a boy scout, Steve?

4:59 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Mon would love to have one with you

but

I can't find it here

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seanzie - He did and Mahan is also but just hit one long....Mize had a 67.

5:01 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Puppet time came and went with not a single wimper now happy hour is here and I will have to be content with this Coors Light

5:02 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

AU fans who call the slimebaum show should be excommunicated. they are obviously the dumbest of the dumb. and the bammers spouting off about how guys who have never been in a college practice are going to dominate the sec next year are even dumber than the AU fans that call. i accidentally listened to about 5 minutes of his garbage on the way to and from the store this afternoon. at least when mccready & co. were on WNSP there was some journalistic integrity beamed over the airwaves. of course, integrity is what got mccready run out of town...

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would but the last time I did that before a game......instead of hanging with the team, I hung with the trash can.

5:03 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

WHIMPER dang it

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chip has a chip.

5:04 PM  
Blogger §teve Flipping Chalupas said...

So, I figured I may as well way in with some way too early unrealistic predictions for the 2009 football season.

Sept. 5 Louisiana Tech W
Sept. 12 Mississippi State W
Sept. 19 West Virginia T
Sept. 26 Ball State W
Oct. 3 at Tennessee L
Oct. 10 at Arkansas W
Oct. 17 Kentucky W
Oct. 24 at LSU L
Oct. 31 Ole Miss L
Nov. 7 Furman W
Nov. 14 at Georgia T
Nov. 28 Alabama L

Yea, the T is for tossup. My prediction is 7-5.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tiger movin'

5:05 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Later Hotties.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve - That is what I had predicted as well.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

l8r digger

5:06 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

100

5:09 PM  
Blogger Terrible Terry T'aint aka Lord Humongous said...

FC Porto?

What?

Aggragate?

You gotta be kiddin' me.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Whitney Boddie goes No. 20 overall to the Sacramento Monarchs.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Chris, I know you're not talking smack. Right?

5:37 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Good for Boddie.

Sorry, Dig. I promise I'll bring you some Smithwick's when I come to B'ham in June.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

"lurker" cracks me up.

Sounds like he/she needs a refund.

5:51 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

kaiserslautern--no longer bundesliga. is that for real?

5:56 PM  
Blogger Terrible Terry T'aint aka Lord Humongous said...

Its coming.

I can see it from here.

Chelsea and Ballack will raise the trophy soon!!

6:03 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I thought that last comment was pretty nice. What do I know, though?

6:05 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

What exactly is an aggregate victory? If I beat you 12-0, then you beat me 2-1, we don't have to play game three because the aggregate score is 13-2 in my favor? I doubt that's it, but soccer is strange.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Steve - a different spin:

Sept. 5 Louisiana Tech W - this will be a squeaker. It will likely be pretty ugly for both sides.

Sept. 12 Mississippi State W - After last year's chess match, this should not be a squeaker.

Sept. 19 West Virginia W - this will be a great game, but both teams are rebuilding offenses. AU's defense (if healthy) should win it.

Sept. 26 Ball State W - another squeaker. BState is playing good ball lately.

Oct. 3 at Tennessee L - this will break my heart, because I hate Lane Kiffen already. But Neyland is a tough place and TN is due..

Oct. 10 at Arkansas L - again with the heartbreak. Petrino is a good coach and Arkansy is tough to beat on the road.

Oct. 17 Kentucky W - KY is stoked about their Calipari. Football suffers. Auburn wins convincingly.
But what are we convinced of?

Oct. 24 at LSU L - my heart will be calloused at this point, but this tough loss will renew my sense of schadenfreude when it comes to big hurricanes hitting the Gulf.

Oct. 31 Ole Miss L - Rebels have the best QB in the league this year and should have a pretty good team overall - since they signed like 50 guys! Since it's at AU, this game could really go either way, I think. But I give OM the edge and thus AU gets an L.

Nov. 7 Furman W - As close to a good game as you'll see if you are a fan of the blowout.

Nov. 14 at Georgia L - I'm shaky on this one also. If we have a QB that has become "the man" by this point, we could win. If not, we don't.

Nov. 28 Alabama W - I will damage my vocal chords if it will help our defense win. WE. MUST. NOT. LOSE. THIS. GAME.

7 - 5

6:25 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

TN and AR are wins. 9-3 with loses to LSU, UGA, and Ole Miss.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

And also - my apologies for talking football in a women's basketball thread

$35,000 per year not to dunk?

Hey. That sounds like me!

6:31 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I come back and the place is empty.
O well

I will look in later

7:15 PM  
Blogger §teve Flipping Chalupas said...

Sam, it takes creativity to lose with the amount of talent UT gets. I don't think anyone could be as creative as Fulmer.

7:39 PM  
Blogger §teve Flipping Chalupas said...

Greg, I think Bama will be much better than Georgia. Georgia lost Knowshon and their QB. Bama will be tough, although it will be much closer this year.

7:43 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Watching Tiger play 18 was my favorite part of the day....so far.

7:44 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Steve..
So you're saying that we beat UGA by a wider margin than we beat UAT? I probably agree, but I'll get back with my final answer.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve...UGA will have a very good OL this year. They also have 3 very good RBs waiting to get on the field. The QB will be adequate.

UGA-Bama...too early to predict.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread up.

7:54 PM  

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