Zia Cooke

LSU's Angel Reese smiling at the free-throw line in a win over Missouri on Jan. 4, 2024.

Are recruiting rankings an indicator of WNBA success?

By Hunter Cruse / January 28, 2024

Historical analysis on the last decade of high school rankings from ESPN and BlueStar

Indiana center Aliyah Boston, the unanimous Rookie of the Year, stands on the court in front of two Fever teammates during pregame player introductions while surrounded by smoke.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA Awards: Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie Team

By Em Adler / October 1, 2023

A shocking turn of events as Aliyah Boston sweeps the vote

Locked on Women’s Basketball: WNBA debuts for top rookies on opening night

By The Next / May 20, 2023

How did the three first-round picks who debuted Friday look?

Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike dribbles with her left hand as a Connecticut Sun defender stands about an arm's length away.

‘Building for ourselves’: New vision underway in Los Angeles Sparks training camp

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / May 6, 2023

New vision, same post depth as ever for new Sparks head coach Curt Miller

Zia Cooke rises up over a Tennessee player at the SEC Tournament Championship game on March 5. Cooke was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2023 WNBA Draft. (Photo credit: SEC)

Los Angeles Sparks rookies ready to get to work

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / April 17, 2023

Zia Cooke, Monika Czinano see pathway to playing time

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller stands in front of the scorer's table, holding a clipboard and smiling while looking out at the court. He is wearing the Sun's Pride shirt.

Los Angeles Sparks balance present and future with WNBA draft selections

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / April 11, 2023

Cooke and Czinano go from Final Four opponents to Sparks teammates

Locked On Women’s Basketball: 2023 WNBA Draft Stock Watch

By The Next / April 7, 2023

Hunter Cruse discusses who’s in, where they’ll go and who’s staying in school.

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston holds the ball near the top of the key and surveys her options.

Despite Final Four loss, legacy of South Carolina’s ‘freshies’ will endure

By Jenn Hatfield / April 1, 2023

Boston: ‘Four years went by really fast’

South Carolina star Aliyah Boston addresses media in locker room ahead of UCLA matchup at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. on March 24, 2023. (Photo credit: Gabriella Lewis)

South Carolina reflects on newbie nerves but stays confident as united team

By Gabriella Lewis / March 24, 2023

“Freshies” bring confidence to undefeated Gamecocks

The Weekly Fast Break: Hello Cinderella

By Missy Heidrick / March 21, 2023

Two top seeds are out, the Sweet 16 is here.