ACC Women’s Basketball: 33 From ACC Schools on WNBA Opening Day Rosters
ACC leads all leagues with 33 on rosters for the 21st WNBA season
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The WNBA tips off its 21st season on Saturday, May 13, and the Atlantic Coast Conference is well represented with its 15 member institutions combining for 33 former players on opening day rosters.
WNBA Tip-Off 2017 presented by Verizon will feature seven games this weekend. The season officially gets underway today with three games highlighting opening night in the WNBA. San Antonio will travel to New York (3 p.m., NBATV), Seattle will play at Los Angeles (5 p.m., ESPN) and Connecticut hosts Atlanta (7 p.m., League Pass). Sunday’s slate features San Antonio at Washington (3 p.m., League Pass), Dallas at Phoenix (6 p.m., Twitter), Indiana at Seattle (7 p.m., League Pass), and Chicago at Minnesota (7 p.m., League Pass).
The ACC leads all leagues with 33 players on opening day rosters, including eight former Duke players, six from North Carolina and five from Notre Dame. At least one player from an ACC school is represented on each of the 12 WNBA teams.
The ACC had seven players selected in this year’s WNBA Draft, including Syracuse’s Brittney Sykes, who was selected with the seventh overall pick.