While many of the top women college basketball players choose the high exposure of the WNBA, Former NC State star Chasity Melvin headed down a different path.
"The WNBA, that was probably the main factor why I wanted to go there," Melvin says. "Because of the exposure, and everyone wanted to see me play on television. But, the ABL provided a lot more opportunities."
Those are opportunities such as playing with some of the elite women athletes in the world.
"I was concerned about being a great player, and there are a lot of great players in the ABL, people who I look up to, and I have watched play in NCAA tournaments," explains Melvin. "I'm looking forward to learning for them and playing against them and see where I stand."
As for now, Melvin stands on a left knee needing some rehabilitation. She had a routine scope, but expects to be ready when the ABL kicks off in November.