Three former Gamecocks selected in Top 10 picks of WNBA Draft

The Stars went a league-worst 7-27 last season and have missed the playoffs for two straight seasons. Below is all you need to watch the coverage on Thursday. All of these choices made sense for the Wings and addressed their needs as best they could, based on the personnel available. "Coffey is more of a [power forward] right now, but you can see her in the future becoming that". Do you trade the pick? The Dallas Wings, who own the third and fourth picks are thought to be making a strong push to acquire Plum.

What Riley found is that regardless of the scenario, each avenue seemed to point to the same conclusion - take University of Washington's scoring machine Kelsey Plum.

San Antonio used the first overall pick on Washington's Kelsey Plum, the NCAA's all-time Division I leading scorer. The Huskies had the first three picks in last year's draft.

She originally committed to play for North Carolina and played two years in Chapel Hill, and she became the 35th player in North Carolina history to score 1,000 points. "I'm excited for Allisha and I, and also for SC having three [picked] in the first round".

This season, Plum broke the NCAA women's all-time scoring record (3,527 points) and single season scoring record (1,109). Both are NCAA records. She won the John R. Wooden Award that goes to the nation's best player, and is considered the most prestigious award in college basketball, and also won the Honda Sport Award for basketball, which makes her a finalist for the Honda Collegiate Woman of the Year award. Her former UConn teammates Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck took No. 2 and 3, respectively. And I'm a big fan of Kayla McBride. "Her ability to defend is very unique for players coming out this year". "It's super cool and I'm thankful for the opportunity that L.A. has given me". "Whenever it's time to get back out there, I'm going to start slowly, do the basics".

Just moments after Coates was selected, junior Allisha Gray went fourth overall to Dallas, becoming the second-highest drafted SC player. "The 6'4" center is SC's career leader in FG%, defensive rebounds, double-doubles, and blocks.

“I dont want to spill all my beans, ” she said.

"She has great potential", Lobo said. Great all-around person; hard work ethic.

Coffey, mentioned above as the No. 5 pick, Walker-Kimbrough and Jones were all expected to be first-rounders. “How we can position ourselves to get some young talent.

"I dropped my face into my hands (then) I hugged my mom", she admitted not long after she was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks.

During her four seasons at South Carolina, Coates averaged 12.1 points, shooting 64.1 percent from the field, with 9.3 rebounds per game with 210 blocked shots.

Northwestern's Nia Coffey went fifth to San Antonio, with Maryland's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough picked sixth by Washington.