The legend goes like this: Some years back, an assistant coach paid a recruiting visit to a family farm in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Instead of coming upon a nervous clan of country folks bucking to make a good impression, she found a family sharing adult beverages and cracking each other up. So goes the tale of a young Janel McCarville before she became one of the twin towers who resurrected the University of Minnesota program, before the six-foot-two-inch center was made the first overall pick in the 2005 WNBA draft, and way before the Wisconsin farm girl gained rock-star status as a pro in America, Italy, Spain, and China. It's impossible not to dig McCarville. She's always maintained that she's roaming the world so that one day she can return to the family's rolling farmland and never leave. McCarville is most likely in the autumn of her career, which provides even greater reason to catch her and the rest of the two-time league champions at Target Center.