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Not 100 percent sold on McCarville's defense

Updated: April 18, 2005, 1:49 PM ET
By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com

About 12 hours before Janel McCarville was selected first overall in Saturday's draft, a handful of WNBA general managers still weren't convinced the Minnesota center deserved to be the top pick.

McCarville has tremendous upside. The 6-foot-4 center has been the best passing post in the college game for the past two seasons, which included a trip to the Final Four in 2004. Her versatility, size and and footwork are also pluses.

But McCarville's defensive liabilities make her ...

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