UConn Trio Taken in WNBA First Round

  • UConn Trio Taken in WNBA First Round

UConn Trio Taken in WNBA First Round

Las Vegas Aces' overall #1 pick A'ja Wilson won three consecutive SEC Player of the Year awards at SC, the first player to do so, whilst overall #2 pick Kelsey Mitchell, selected by the Indiana Fever, moved into second place all-time for scoring in NCAA Division I late in the season.

Now, Wilson will have the chance to set her sights on another award.

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The two-time West Coast Conference Tournament MVP had no sooner been taken with the 32nd overall pick by the Las Vegas Aces when the Lynx offered up two veterans for Barta and the Aces' second-round pick next year. She'll also represent the Princeton High School community.

The perennially underreported WNBA Draft is Thursday. She was also one of three UConn players selected in the first round of this draft.

"Absolutely not", Barta said with a laugh.

Stocks told reporters that the Sky most likely will use their two picks as of now, but wouldn't rule out her using one or both in post-draft dealing if needed.

Texas senior Ariel Atkins was a first round pick, Atkins was taken by Washington with the 7th overall selection in the first round.

Gabby Williams, Azura Stevens and Kia Nurse found out where they'll be playing professionally. Mississippi State guard Victoria Vivians went eighth to Indiana. "We are excited to welcome Jordin to Seattle!"

Los Angeles drafted 19-year-old Russian star Maria Vadeeva with the 11th pick.

"It's really cool that we were all here for each other", Williams said. Goodwin is the first Cowgirl drafted since Brittney Martin in 2016.

CT (from Atlanta): Lexie Brown, Duke: Brown is one of the top point guards in college basketball and only saw her draft position fall because of positional needs.

The draft was held at the Nike New York Headquarters in New York City. "She's surrounded by talent overseas and is playing well", Chatman said. A 6-foot-3 small forward with solid rebounding and a strong outside shot, she was projected to go as high as the second round - or not at all. She played in 121 career games with 100 starts, scoring in double figures on 81 occasions.

The WNBA preseason begins on Sunday, May 6, while the regular season tips off on Friday, May 18.

She attended the WNBA combine in Columbus, Ohio, on a Saturday and then returned to campus to finish studying for the first of four certified public accountant exams the following Monday.