Four Big Ten Conference students were chosen in the 2018 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft that took place Thursday night at the Nike New York Headquarters in midtown Manhattan. The Big Ten has now had at least four students from current member schools chosen in the WNBA Draft in 19 of the league’s 22 years of existence.
Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell was the first Big Ten student chosen this year, going No. 2 overall to the Indiana Fever. It’s the fourth time a Big Ten student has been selected second in the WNBA Draft and first since 2015 with Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B was the No. 2 overall choice by the Tulsa Shock (she now plays for the New York Liberty).
Mitchell will be joined on the Fever roster by one of her Ohio State teammates, as Stephanie Mavunga was selected by Indiana in the second round (No. 14 overall pick) of Thursday’s draft.
Rutgers’ Tyler Scaife was also chosen in the second round, going 20th overall to the Phoenix Mercury. Minnesota’s Carlie Wagner rounded out the Big Ten contingent selected in this year’s WNBA Draft, going in the third round with the 36th and final selection to the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx.
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