Burkholder Looks Back At WNBA Tryout With Positive Attitude


HARRISONBURG, VA. (WHSV) -- The last time we spoke to Kirby Burkholder was back in April. The former JMU basketball star was a free agent who signed a contract with the Washington Mystics.

Burkholder's time with the WNBA team was short lived, spending only five days at training camp before Washington cut the Turner Ashby graduate from the roster on May 2.

“I mean there's a little disappointment but more so like looking at it as a really good experience, getting to see what it's like,” Burkholder said. “Getting to play with some of those players and just, after a couple of days and getting more confident that I could play at that level."

But now over a month later, Burkholder looks back at her week in the WNBA with a positive attitude, saying she learned a lot about her ability as a professional basketball player.

"It was definitely a different level,” Burkholder said. “All the players were the best players in college. And you're playing against grown women.

“But then again it wasn't too bad. It wasn't anything crazier than anything I expected at our workouts that I had already been through. It takes a little bit of getting used to but it was definitely a good experience."


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