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Three Cards selected in WNBA Draft

Shoni SchimmelAntonita SlaughterAsia Taylor

The WNBA Draft was held Monday night in Uncasville, Connecticut and three Louisville Cardinals were among the 36 players drafted. Shoni Schimmel was picked 8th overall by the Atlanta Dream, which means that she will be on the same team as Angel McCoughtry. If there was ever a WNBA team for the city of Louisville to get behind, I think we have found one in Atlanta.

Just when it looked like Shoni may be the only Card to get drafted, the last two picks were all Louisville. At pick #35, the Los Angeles Sparks drafted Antonita Slaughter. Then to finish the draft with pick #36, the Minnesota Lynx picked up Asia Taylor.

Louisville was the only school to have 3 players get drafted on Monday night.

Here is the full draft.

First Round


1. Connecticut, Chiney Ogwumike, F, Stanford

2. Tulsa, Odyssey Sims, G, Baylor

3. San Antonio, Kayla McBride, F, Notre Dame

4. Connecticut (from New York), Alyssa Thomas, F, Maryland

5. Indiana, Natasha Howard, F, Florida State

6. Washington, Stefanie Dolson, C, UConn

7. Seattle, Bria Hartley, G, UConn

8. Atlanta, Shoni Schimmel, G, Louisville

9. Phoenix, Natalie Achonwa, F, Notre Dame

10. Chicago, Markeisha Gatling, C, NC State

11. Los Angeles, Chelsea Gray, G, Duke

12. Minnesota, Tricia Liston, F, Duke

Second Round

13. Tulsa, Jordan Hooper, F, Nebraska

14. New York, Tyaunna Marshall, G, Georgia Tech

15. Minnesota, Asya Bussie, C, West Virginia

16. San Antonio, Astou Dnour, C, Spain

17. Phoenix, Tiffany Bias, G, Oklahoma State

18. Atlanta, Inga Orekhova, G, USF

19. Seattle, Michelle Plouffe, F, Utah

20. Atlanta, Cassie Harberts, F, Southern Cal

21. Phoenix, Maggie Lucas, G, Penn State

22. Chicago, Gennifer Brandon, F, California

23. Los Angeles, Jennifer Hamson, C, BYU

24. Minnesota, Christine Foggie, G, Vanderbilt

Third Round

25. Connecticut, DeNesha Stallworth, F, Kentucky

26. New York, Meighan Simmons, G, Tennessee

27. Tulsa, Theresa Plaisance, F, LSU

28. San Antonio, Bri Kulas, F, Missouri

29. Indiana, C, Haiden Palmer, G, Gonzaga

30. Washington, Carley Mijovic, C, Australia

31. Seattle, Mikaela Ruef, Stanford, F, Stanford

32. Washington, Kody Burke, F, N.C. State

33. Phoenix, Stephanie Talbot, G, Australia

34. Chicago, Jamierra Faulkner, G, Southern Miss

35. Los Angeles, Antonita Slaughter, F, Louisville

36. Minnesota, Asia Taylor, F, Lousiville

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About Justin Renck

I am 28 years old, born and raised in Louisville. Graduated from UofL in 2008. Go Cards! Follow me on twitter @JustinRenck

Posted on April 14, 2014, in Basketball, Louisville Athletics and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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