After a historic sophomore season with the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team, Amanda Zahui B. is headed to the WNBA. Zahui was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock.
Holding the first and third pick in the WNBA draft, the Seattle Storm have been preparing their draft boards for the past few months. All that preparation got scrapped last week when Notre Dame junior Jewell Loyd and Minnesota redshirt sophomore Amanda Zahui B. decided to turn pro.
Leaving school early for the pros is no big deal for the men at Kentucky or Duke. It’s far more unique on the women’s side, and that’s one of the reasons Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B. wore a big smile on her face as she explained her decision Tuesday.
The University of Minnesota announced Monday that sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. will forego her final two seasons with the Gophers and declare the WNBA Draft.
The Minnesota Lynx announced Tuesday they’ve signed both of their top choices from the recent WNBA Draft. The Lynx signed Tricia Liston, the No. 12 overall pick, and Aysa Bussie, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft.
The Minnesota Lynx made four selections in the WNBA Draft on Monday with two picks in each round. In the first round, the Lynx selected Duke guard Tricia Liston with the 12th overall pick. Three picks later, the Lynx selected Virginia center Asya Bussie.
Coming off a runner-up finish in the WNBA Finals last season, the Minnesota Lynx had a notable theme in the WNBA Draft Monday night.
The Minnesota Lynx announced Tuesday they have traded forward Charde Houston and their 24th pick in the upcoming WNBA Draft for the 18th pick in this year’s draft.
In college, Maya Moore’s challenge was to uphold UConn’s long and storied legacy. With the Minnesota Lynx, she’ll have an entirely different kind of challenge.
Maya Moore was selected by the Minnesota Lynx with the first pick in the WNBA Draft on Monday.