Playlist: WNBA Players' Power Songs


The members of the WNBA's 2015 draft class have already made quite an impact on the young season. Take Seattle Storm No. 1 overall pick Jewell Loyd, who scored 10 points Sunday against the Los Angeles Sparks in front of her mentor Kobe Bryant. Or how about No. 11 overall pick Kiah Stokes' 11 points for the New York Liberty against the Indiana Fever last week?

How, so new to the league, are these women able to pump themselves up so thoroughly? The answer, of course, is Beyonce. And Drake. And Katy Perry.

We asked a few WNBA players -- mostly rookies, with a veteran voice thrown in -- to run down the songs that get them the most amped before a workout or a game. Check out the power-song playlist, based on their recommendations:

Reshanda Gray, Minnessota Lynx: "Intro" by Meek Mill. She also listens to Drake "and I have to listen to Nicki Minaj."

Kiah Stokes, New York Liberty: "0 to 100" by Drake. She has a lot of songs she listens to, but "I like my old-school," she added, "so 'Poison' by Bell Biv DeVoe."

Isabelle Harrison, Phoenix Mercury: "Post To Be" by Omarion, featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko. Lil Wayne's a favorite, too.

Dearica Hamby, San Antonio Stars: "Ball Drop" by Fabolos. She also listens to "a lot of Chris Brown, a lot of Drake, but I usually just put it on shuffle and listen."

Amanda Zahui B., Tulsa Shock: (She says she always has Beyonce's songs in her pre-game mix, but she didn't offer a favorite, so we'll pick one for her. Because, how can you go wrong?)

And, last but not least, that veteran voice:

Elena Delle Donne, Chicago Sky: "Roar" by Katy Perry. She'll also add Perry's "Firework" to the mix.

What's your power song? Tell us in the comments.