ACC Women’s Basketball: Four From the ACC Selected in the 2015 WNBA Draft

ND’s Jewell Loyd selected as the overall No. 1 pick 

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Four Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were selected in the 2015 Women’s National Basketball Association Draft, which was held Thursday evening at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Uncasville, Connecticut.

The ACC saw three players selected in the first round, including Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd, who was selected with the overall No. 1 pick by Seattle. Loyd is the second player in league history to be drafted No. 1, while current ACC membership accounts for three No. 1 picks (Lindsey Harding, Duke - 2007; Angel McCoughtry, Louisville - 2009; Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame - 2015).

Duke’s Elizabeth Williams was selected with fourth pick by the Connecticut Sun and Wake Forest’s Dearica Hamby went sixth to the San Antonio Stars.

The ACC has had at least one player go in the first round in each of the last 10 drafts, and current membership accounts for 44 first-round picks.

In addition to the ACC’s three first-round selections, Pitt’s Brianna Kiesel was selected with the first pick of the second round (13th overall) by the Tulsa Shock.

ACC in the 2015 WNBA Draft

Rd Pick (Overall) Team Player
1 1 Seattle Jewell Loyd
1 4 Connecticut Elizabeth Williams
1 6 San Antonio Dearica Hamby
2 1 (13) Tulsa Brianna Kiesel