Monique Billings, Atlanta Dream – Round 2, Pick 15
This is a really good place for you to play. Can you just talk about that?
Billings: Absolutely. My agent was telling me that it’s a really good fit. I know that wherever I end up, I’ll be utilized. I know that there’s a reason that I ended up in Atlanta so I’m really excited and ready to bring a championship home to “The A”.
What do you think the biggest thing is going to be?
Billings: Just increasing my strength and being able to increase my speed, too. Just to be unstoppable. Working on my three-point shot. Just everything.
Are you more comfortable at the three or four?
Billings: I think I could play either one. I think I’m going to have to play either one. So, I’m looking forward to that challenge.
What was going through your mind out there?
Billings: Definitely nerves. I knew that wherever I was going to end up, there’s a reason. God has a plan. I just kept that in my mind. I’m really just thankful. Thankful to be where I am. To be sitting in this room with such great players. At the same time, I’m motivated to work. I’m hungry. I’m ready to go and get it.
How does it feel to have your teammate drafted on the same night?
Billings: That’s a blessing as well. Having Jordin with me is like having my sister with me. We got dressed together today. We got ready together. Helped each other. She’s just a big supporter to me. I support her. So, it’s just a level of comfortability that we have amongst each other.