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Friday, June 25, 2010

Jayda has an ode to Tammy Sutton-Brown: The 6-foot-4 former Rutgers star has played in the shadow of teammates, but is one of the most effective big players in WNBA history

It doesn't seem like that long ago to Tammy Sutton-Brown.

The former Rutgers star remembers a shy Australian named Lauren Jackson being selected No. 1 overall in the 2001 draft. Knowing her from national-team play, Sutton-Brown knew that there was nothing bashful about the Aussie's game.

But as Jackson quickly rose to WNBA stardom, Sutton-Brown waited as she was flicked into anonymity.