Auburn's Boddie Signs Pro Contracts

Former Tiger basketball standout Whitney Boddie will be playing for a pair of professional teams.

Auburn, Ala.--After finishing a final exam at Auburn on Tuesday, Whitney Boddie will be flying cross country to rejoin the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs.

The All-SEC point guard was drafted by the Monarchs earlier this year, but was cut in preseason by Coach Jenny Boucek, who was fired and replaced by general manager John Whisenant after the Monarchs struggled during the WNBA season.

Nell Fortner, Auburn's head coach, says that Boddie has signed a seven-day contract to play for the Monarchs. "Her time has come. She has seven days to go out there and prove herself. If it works, it works. If not, maybe another coach will see her who likes her. You just never know. You just have to take every opportunity and make the most of it."

After the WNBA season the former Tiger will be playing professionally in Europe. "She has signed a contract to play on a team in Poland so she will leave for that in the middle of September," the coach says.

Fortner adds, "The great thing is that she is so hungry right now. "She is like, 'I am going to make it work.' She has a different attitude and she understands what it takes now."

As a senior Boddie helped the Tigers to the SEC regular season championship. She averaged 11.2 points and 7.9 assists per game for an Auburn team that posted a 30-4 record.

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