By DOUG FEINBERG
AP Basketball Writer
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Nnemkadi Ogwumike is excited to be staying in California.
The Stanford senior was picked No. 1 in the WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks on Monday.
"I'm grateful for the L.A. Sparks for picking me," Ogwumike said. "It means a lot and it's one of the highest accolades I've ever received. I'm looking forward to going back to Cali."
The Phoenix Mercury selected Ohio State point guard Samantha Prahalis with the sixth pick in the first round. Prahalis fills a need for Phoenix, which traded point guard Temeka Johnson in January.
"It's the perfect fit," Prahalis said. "They love playing up-tempo and so do I, I'm really looking forward to playing with Diana Taurasi."
Prahalis, a 5-foot-7 guard from Commack, N.Y., was Big Ten Player of the Year in 2012 after leading the conference in assists (6.4 per game), ranking second in scoring (20.1) and sixth in steals (2.2). She was a four-year starter for the Buckeyes, averaing 15.2 poi...