Former Minnesota Gophers star Amanda Zahui B. was chosen by Tulsa with the second overall pick in Thursday’s WNBA draft.
Under new management and a new coach, the Storm selected Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd No. 1 overall and Connecticut’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis at No. 3.
Alisha Valavanis, the team's first-year general manager and president, anticipates Loyd being a key piece in rebuilding a championship roster.
Seattle has the Nos. 1 and 3 overall picks in the WNBA draft, which will air at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The leading candidates to map the Storm’s future are University of Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B., Connecticut forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd.
Ask questions about the draft and Seattle’s private party in anticipation of the No. 1 overall pick.
Multiple analysts have tagged Davis, a versatile 5-foot-7 guard, as a “steal” or “hidden gem” in the draft.
All-Americans Amanda Zahui B. (Minnesota) and Jewell Loyd (Notre Dame) spiked a ho-hum field with excitement when they declared early for Thursday’s WNBA draft. Their decisions dramatically changed Storm general manager Alisha Valavanis’ mock drafts created last winter.
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Seattle holds the top pick in the draft for the third time in franchise history. The rest of the top-five draft order is Tulsa, Seattle, Connecticut and Chicago.