Ashley Gayle WNBA Draft Profile

Ashley Gayle WNBA Draft Profile

Ashley Gayle, Senior, Post, Texas

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Ashley Gayle has stepped her game up on a yearly basis under Texas head coach Gail Gostenkors. After a quiet freshman season, where she played limited minutes at just over 13 a contest, her sophomore season laid the groundwork for where she is at now as a rising senior. She cracked the starting lineup on a more regular basis starting 29 games breaking the Texas single season blocked shot record with 103, and was actively involved on the boards at 6.4 per contest.

In 2010-11, Gayle had her best overall offensive and defensive numbers of her career. She had 117 blocked shots, breaking her own record, to go along with 7.3 rebounds per game and her scoring started to grow at 7.0 points per game while starting 25 contests for the Lady Longhorns.


Final Projection:

The dominating defensive presence of Gayle makes her an intriguing WNBA prospect for anyone looking for a pure specialist at that end of the floor. Offensively, with her continued improvement and increased playing time, she should make a run at averaging in double figures and has double-double potential in points and rebounds in her senior season, which could potentially shoot up her draft stock.