You may have heard the former UConn guard Lorin Dixon was invited to training camp by the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock one year after her graduation.
Here is a story from Tulsa’s WNBA website that mentions and quotes Dixon.
Lorin Dixon and Marshae Dotson have waited patiently for their opportunity and their hard work and perseverance paid off on Sunday April 29 as they both took part in their first WNBA training camp practice.
Dotson graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 after a decorated four-year basketball career. Dixon graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2010 where she averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 29.4 minutes during her senior year.
“The game goes a little faster professionally,” Dixon said. “You have to think a little quicker on your feet, in college you have more time. You can’t be indecisive at this level.”
Dotson spent the past off-season in the Czech Republic playing for VSE Praha where she averaged 18.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals on 57.2 percent shooting from the field in 26 games.
“This is the professional so you are supposed to know everything,” Dotson said. “They don’t spend as much time on things, they show you one time and they expect you to know it so you have to pay attention. In college, they give you multiple tries to try to make you better to get to this level.”
Dixon and Dotson were both signed in the week leading up to training camp and will continue fighting for one of the 11 roster spots available on the Shock roster.
“It was great, just being able to run up and down finally with the girls and start getting a feel for everyone,” Dixon said. “We went through a lot of things, especially our defense seems to have come together. Everyone worked hard, it was just a great feeling for the first day.”
Dixon was on the 2009 and 2010 Connecticut Huskies back-to-back championship teams while Dotson was first team All-SEC in both 2008 and 2009.
“Just go hard. We have to go hard as a team,” said Dotson about the rest of training camp. “We have to have fun out there.”