[Since joining the WNBA as the No. 1 pick out of USC in the league's inaugural draft, in 1997, Thompson has quietly added an effective low-post game. After she was selected for the Olympic team, she made a commitment to work out with Team USA every day for a few months starting in February.] She knew her experience was minimal, but she just plugged away and quietly went about her business, ... By the end of the training in April, there was no doubt she was the best, most consistent player that had played with us. She's quietly gone about her business and earned everybody's confidence.