NEW YORK — The Las Vegas Aces made A’ja Wilson the top pick in the WNBA draft April 12.
The South Carolina star post player will bolster the relocated franchise’s frontcourt. The Aces, who moved to Las Vegas from San Antonio this winter, had the first pick for the second straight season.
Former WVU standout Teana Muldrow went in the third round, to the Seattle Storm. Muldrow was the 29th pick overall in the three-round draft.
Muldrow, a 6-foot-1 forward, ended her WVU career with 1,819 points and 969 rebounds.
Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell went second overall, to the Indiana Fever.
The Chicago Sky took Diamond DeShields, who spent the season playing professionally in Turkey, and Gabby Williams, of Connecticut, with the next two picks. UCLA guard Jordin Canada was selected fifth, by the Storm.
Azura Stevens, who decided to forego her final year of eligibility at UConn, went sixth, to Dallas. Washington took Ariel Atkins, of Texas, seventh.