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WNBA draft offers some surprises

The women’s NBA draft happened last night with Caitlin Clark going first. Photo Via WNBA

The WNBA draft was filled with both expected and unexpected moments across the board.

As expected, Caitlin Clark was the first round, first pick for Indiana Fever. Celeste Taylor from Ohio State and Leilani Correa from Florida went to Indiana in later rounds.

Another Iowa player who got drafted was Kate Martin. She explained that she was not expecting to get drafted at all but ended up going to Las Vegas.

This will be a great opportunity for Martin, as she had a successful college season. She is known as “The Glue” on Iowa’s team, being called the coach on the court. This new team will show her true potential, and she will no longer be in the shadow of her more popular teammate, Clark. 

Angel Reese from LSU unexpectedly dropped to seventh pick overall. She went to the Chicago Sky along with Kamilla Cardoso of South Carolina, the third overall pick. Both of these talented forwards will cause trouble in the paint for most teams. They battled against each other in college and now have to work together.

Two UConn players also got drafted by some talented teams. Aaliyah Edwards was drafted by the Washington Mystics with the sixth overall pick, and Nika Muhl was picked 14th overall by the Seattle Storm. 

Many thought that Muhl and Clark would be drafted by the same team. But now Muhl can continue to display how she can set her teammates up for success with her amazing assists and her court vision without being overshined by Clark, who is already popular and well known. 

Ultimately, the draft was successful and left people watching on ESPN entertained. This draft was much more viewed than in previous years and will set up the WNBA to become more popular and come further into the spotlight for sports fans. 

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Jules Ott
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Sophomore Jules Ott is a first-year Staff Writer. She can be found competing in track, cross country, and basketball, or hanging out with friends and her dogs. 
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