Digest: Terps' Moseley drafted 21st overall by WNBA's Indiana Fever
From Sun staff and news services|
Apr 15, 2016 at 12:11 AM
Brene Moseley of the Maryland women's basketball team was selected by the Indiana Fever with the 21st pick overall in the 2016 WNBA draft Thursday night. Moseley led the Terps in assists with 5.9 per game and led the Big Ten with an assist-turnover ratio of 2.41. The Washington Mystics selected Kahleah Copper from Rutgers in the first round (seventh overall).
Swimming: Baltimore native won the 200-meter freestyle consolation final at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz. Phelps established a lead he never gave up after the opening 50 meters and finished in 1 minute, 48.21 seconds.
"I was able to get confidence back in that race," Phelps said. "I haven't swum a good 200 since 2008. I haven't felt anywhere close to my stroke in the last two or three years." Phelps said he isn't sure he will compete in the 200 free at the Olympic trials in June, although he would need to post a faster time at some point to be in the relay mix for the Rio Games.
Sailing: The Merrill Family Foundation has donated $250,000 to match a grant from the state of Maryland for the planning, design and permitting of a new National Sailing Hall of Fame facility. The hall will occupy the site of the current facility at City Dock in Annapolis.
Randy Wittman will not be back as coach of the Washington Wizards, let go after failing to reach the playoffs this season. The team announced Thursday that it would not pick up its option on Wittman's contract. Wittman was informed of the news Wednesday night, when the Wizards' season ended with a 109-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. With a team built around All-Star point guard John Wall, and a roster set up to make a bid for Kevin Durant as a free agent this offseason, Washington finished 41-41 and 10th in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards missed out on the playoffs after reaching the second round each of the past two seasons. Ernie Grunfeld Wittman went 178-199 in 4 1/2 seasons with the Wizards, a winning percentage of .472. That lifted his career NBA coaching percentage to .406.