Rachel Galligan is a basketball analyst at JWS, focusing on the WNBA. She’s a former D1 standout at Eastern Illinois University, a three-time Hall of Famer, professional basketball player and collegiate coach. Rachel also has served as a color analyst for ESPN, OVC Sports Network, Mountain West Network and numerous other outlets across collegiate women’s basketball.

Her Work

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How Jackie Young has taken her game to the next level: WNBA Film Room

Young has turned into a major shooting threat from the perimeter.

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Why the Lynx can still turn their season around: WNBA Film Room

The Lynx's roster moves rocked the WNBA last week.

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WNBA opening weekend: Becky Hammon’s Aces off to scorching start

Hammon has the Aces' defense clicking and fueling a high-octane offense.

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WNBA 2022 preseason power rankings: Sky, Sun early title favorites

The Sky are the team to beat, but the Sun are primed for a championship...

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WNBA Draft team grades: Dream, Fever and Sparks earn top marks

With the draft complete, we evaluate how each of the 12 teams performed.

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WNBA draft: Live tracker and analysis of every pick

The WNBA Draft is underway from New York City.

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WNBA 2022 mock draft: Projecting every pick in Rounds 1-3

We determine how every team will draft based on needs and player fits.

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WNBA Draft Big Board 2.0: The top 50 prospects in the 2022 class

Full scouting reports on the players WNBA GMs and coaches have their eye on.

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The magic (and trials) of mid-majors in the NCAA Tournament

Mid-major programs have been setting a competitive bar for years.

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Shakira Austin’s stock rising: What I learned from the SEC tournament

There was much at stake for the NCAA Tournament and WNBA Draft.

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Allie Quigley, Courtney Vandersloot return to Chicago Sky

The Sky bring back their entire starting five from the WNBA Finals.

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Sparks finalizing one-year deal with Jordin Canada in free agency

Canada, a Los Angeles native, is coming home.

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New York Liberty re-sign Rebecca Allen to shore up 2022 roster

Allen is coming off of the best season of her WNBA career.

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Sophie Cunningham to re-sign with Phoenix Mercury

Cunningham also received offers from the Sparks and Fever.

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Kahleah Copper returning to Chicago Sky on multi-year deal

Copper's return is the first major domino to fall for the reigning champions.

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Chicago Sky to hire former All-Star Ann Wauters as assistant coach

Wauters won a WNBA championship with Candace Parker in 2016.

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Jonquel Jones finalizing deal to return to Connecticut Sun

Jones plans to sign a multi-year deal worth less than the supermax.

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Chicago Sky put core designation on Finals MVP Kahleah Copper

"We want to see Kahleah stay in a Chicago uniform for a long time," says...

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Stephanie White a finalist for Phoenix Mercury head coaching job

White has nearly 20 years of coaching experience.

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Lauren Cox re-signs with Los Angeles Sparks for 2022 season

Cox was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.

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Natisha Hiedeman re-signs with Connecticut Sun

Hiedeman thrived in a backup point guard role for the Sun last season.

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Next WNBA head coaches: Our list of 12 leading candidates

Between two vacancies and potential expansion, eyes are on the coaching market.

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WNBA 2022 season: Highlights from the schedule release

The Sky will host the the Sparks, Candace Parker's former team, in their opener.

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WNBA Finals 2021: Keys to the Phoenix Mercury-Chicago Sky matchup

The series is a rematch of the 2014 WNBA Finals, which Phoenix won.

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How Kahleah Copper became the Chicago Sky’s ‘next superstar’

Copper has risen to new heights thanks to Candace Parker's mentorship.

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WNBA 2021 semifinals preview: Keys, matchups and predictions for each series

Your full guide and scouting reports to the WNBA semifinals.

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WNBA MVP: Why Jonquel Jones, Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson all have a case

We break down the cases for and against each candidate in the MVP race.

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The 25 best WNBA players of all time

Our 30 voters included former WNBA players and current and former coaches.

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WNBA midseason poll: Most likely to win MVP? Biggest surprise? Most underrated?

We polled seven WNBA experts from different teams to get their anonymous takes on various...

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WNBA All-Star Game: Top matchups, snubs and why Team USA could go down

The WNBA All-Stars have a legitimate chance to beat the U.S. Olympic team.

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Why the Chicago Sky’s turnaround is the real deal

The Sky had a nightmarish start to the season but never panicked.

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How Betnijah Laney found the confidence to become one of the best scorers in the WNBA

Laney is fourth in the league in scoring and an early candidate for MVP.