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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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.