Getting to know the GLO – Mehryn Kraker

Kraker was selected by the Washington Mystics in 2017 and played professionally in Spain.

Mehryn Kraker is widely known as an All-State performer in high school who went on to become the 2017 espnW Mid-Major Player of the Year and a professional in Spain after helping lead UW-Green Bay to four consecutive NCAA postseason appearances.

You may also know that Kraker, the 27th overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, set UW-Green Bay records for 3-pointers made in a season (75) and career (234), but did you know that her bucket list includes giving a TED Talk?

Kraker went 9-for-9 from the field and scored 22 points against Indianapolis.

 

Background
Name: Mehryn Donegan Kraker
Nickname: M, Mehr, Mehr Bear
Position: 2,3,4
Jersey number: 2
Hometown: West Allis, Wisconsin
College (major): UW-Green Bay (Elementary Education, Business minor; Master’s in Leadership Studies)
Prior professional experience: 2 years, Spain. Drafted 27th by the Mystics

 

Kraker is averaging 10 points, 3.6 assists, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals with the GLO.

Favorites
TV show: The Office
Movie: Gladiator
Music act: Ed Sheeran
Book: Tuesdays with Morrie, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Giver
Meal: Any and all chocolate. Also, Mexican.
Vacation spot: Hawaii. Anywhere with a beach or mountains, preferably both.
Wisconsin attraction: Lake weekends, Door County

 

 

Kraker’s pro club in Spain reached the league semifinals in April.

Personal
Hobbies: Reading, biking, playing cards
Number of states visited: 28
Number of countries visited: 10
Two bucket list items: Attend the Summer Olympics (next year!!), Give a TED Talk

Firsts
Job: Babysitting
Car: Lexus RX 300
Dream job: Collegiate (head) coach
Concert: Coldplay at Alpine Valley

Kraker’s GLO squad will put their perfect 7-0 record on the line in home games this Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23.

Basketball
Proudest team accomplishment: Having a hand in Green Bay’s conference winning streak, four NCAA Tourney trips
Proudest individual accomplishment: Being drafted
Best player you’ve played against: Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, Jewel Loyd, Breanna Stewart
Your basketball Mount Rushmore: Kobe, MJ, Larry Bird, LeBron, KD, Maya, Elena, Stewart, Taurasi, Griner

GLO teammates
Funniest: Allie
Best dancer: Ang
Best shooter: We’ll have to settle that somehow (probably Jolene though)