Six ACC Players Tabbed in 2012 WNBA Draft
April 16, 2012
2012 WNBA DRAFT
BRISTOL, Conn. - Miami seniors Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams were selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars and the Tulsa Shock with the fifth and 17th picks, respectively, in Monday's 2012 WNBA Draft held at ESPN Studios.
Johnson and Williams become the third and fourth players in Miami's history to be selected in the WNBA Draft and are the first pair of Miami teammates to hear their names called onto the draft stage.
Johnson ended her stellar collegiate career as only the second woman in NCAA Division I history to amass 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 500 assists and 400 steals in a career. Only Nancy Lieberman (Old Dominion, 1976-80) can share that distinction.
Williams, known as one of the most explosive players in the draft, ended her Miami career with 2,148 points, fifth on the school's all-time list. Her 272 made three-pointers are 104 more than the next closest Hurricane and her 64 blocks are the most of any player under 5-foot-7.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech senior center Sasha Goodlett was selected 11th overall by the Indiana Fever in the first round of the 2012 WNBA Draft held today at ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Conn.
Goodlett is the seventh Georgia Tech player drafted and the fifth under head coach MaChelle Joseph. Goodlett becomes the second Yellow Jacket drafted in the first round of the WNBA Draft. Last season, Alex Montgomery was selected No. 10 overall by the New York Liberty.
Goodlett finished her career at Georgia Tech ranked in the top in school history in points scored (10th, 1,364), rebounds (9th, 760) and blocked shots (5th, 127).
During her final campaign on the Flats, Goodlett earned All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Tournament First Team accolades as she helped the Jackets to 12 ACC wins and 26 overall wins, both program bests. The Yellow Jackets played in the ACC Championship Game for only the second time in school history and advanced to Tech's first Sweet 16.
North Carolina senior Chay Shegog was selected No. 21 overall by the Connecticut Sun Monday in the 2012 WNBA Draft at the headquarters of ESPN. Shegog became the 18th player in school history to be drafted.
Shegog led UNC to a 20-11 record in 2011-12 and a fifth place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. She was a second-team All-ACC selection after averaging career bests of 15.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. The Stafford, Va., product concluded her career with 1,313 career points, good for 26th in school history.
BRISTOL, Conn. - Point guard Anjale Barrett and center Lynetta Kizer of the Maryland women's basketball team were both selected in the Top 30 of the WNBA Draft Monday afternoon.
Barrett was selected 26th overall and went to the Washington Mystics and will join former teammate Crystal Langhorne in Washington. Kizer went to the Tulsa Shock two picks later.
Barrett finished her senior season second in the ACC in assists (4.9) and assist/turnover ratio (1.8) this season and ended her four-year career fifth in Maryland history in assists with 486.
Kizer was a three-time All-ACC Team honoree and the league Sixth Player of the Year in her senior season. Her 1,621 career points put her at No. 8 in school record books and her 958 career rebounds makes her No. 4 in Maryland history in rebounds.