Griner Goes First in 2013 WNBA Draft

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Sports News
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The 2013 WNBA Draft occurred this past week and as expected, Baylor University’s Brittney Griner was the number one pick in the first round of the draft. Here is a list of the rest of the basketball stars who will continue their career at the professional level:

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1. Brittney Griner (Baylor University) – Phoenix Mercury—Griner was the first NCAA player to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. She finished her career with 3,282 points and 748 blocked shots.

2.Elena Delle Donne (University of Delaware) – Chicago Sky—The 6’5 guard/forward was the second leading scorer in the country with 26 points per game. She finished her career with 3,039 career points.

3. Skylar Diggins (University of Notre Dame) – Tulsa Shock —Diggins is the only Notre Dame player to earn 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals in her career.

4. Tayler Hill (Ohio State University) – Washington Mystics—As a guard at Ohio State, Hill scored 2,015 points and had 240 steals. She was an All-Big Ten first team and defensive team player.

5. Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M) – New York Liberty—Bone averaged 9.3 rebounds a game and will undoubtedly help the Liberty in the front court.

6. Tianna Hawkins (University of Maryland) – Seattle Storm—The forward averaged 18 points a game and finished her career shooting 57 percent from the field.

7. Toni Young (Oklahoma State) – New York Liberty—Young will join Kelsey Bone on the New York Liberty. She was an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press and led Oklahoma State with 16 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game.

8. Kayla Alexander (Syracuse University) – San Antonio Silver Stars—Alexander is the all-time leading scorer at Syracuse and holds records for career blocks, field goals made, free throws and games played.

9. Layshia Clarendon (University of California) – Indiana Fever—Clarendon is the highest draft pick to ever come out of the University of California. She averaged 21.4 points per game in the NCAA tournament.

10. A’dia Matthies (University of Kentucky) – Los Angeles Sparks—Matthies was named the SEC Player of the Year by the Associated Press and shot 42 percent from the three point line this past season.

11. Kelly Faris (University of Connecticut) – Connecticut Sun—Faris was a team leader at Connecticut in many other aspects aside from statistics. She is the second player to record at least 1,000 points, 750 rebounds, 500 assists and 250 steals.

12. Lindsey Moore (University of Nebraska) – Minnesota Lynx—Moore holds the school career in assist record at 699 as well as single season assist record at 195.


1. Alex Bentley (Atlanta Dream) 2. Sugar Rogers (Minnesota Lynx) 3. Kamiko Williams (New York Liberty) 4. Davellyn Whyte (San Antonio Silver Stars) 5. Nadirah McKenith (Washington Mystics) 6. Chelsea Poppens (Seattle Storm) 7. Emma Meesseman (Washington Mystics) 8. Diandra Tchatchouang (San Antonio Silver Stars) 9. Jasmine Hassel (Indiana Fever) 10. Brittany Chambers (Los Angeles Sparks) 11. Anna Prins (Connecticut Sun) 12. Chucky Jeffery (Minnesota Lynx)


1. Shenneika Smith (New York Liberty) 2. Nikki Greene (Phoenix Mercury) 3. Olcay Cakir (New York Liberty) 4. Brooklyn Pope (Chicago Sky) 5. Angel Goodrish (Tulsa Shock) 6. Jasmine James (Seattle Storm) 7. Anna Marie Armstrong (Atlanta Dream) 8. Whitney Hand (San Antonio Silver Stars) 9. Jennifer George (Indiana Fever) 10. Alina Iagupova (Los Angeles Sparks) 11. Andrea Smith (Connecticut Sun) 12. Waltiea Rolle (Minnesota Lynx)


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