Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WNBA ; Breanna Stewart Top Pick in WNBA Draft

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WNBA ; Breanna Stewart Top Pick in WNBA Draft

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Breanna Stewart is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, going to the Seattle Storm on Thursday night. UConn's 6- foot-4 star averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds to lead the Huskies to a fourth consecutive national championship. She became the first player in NCAA history to earn most outstanding player of the Final Four all four years. Stewart is the fifth Huskies player to be taken first in the draft.

It marked the second straight season that the Storm had the top pick in the draft. Seattle took Jewell Loyd first last year. The team also had back-to-back No. 1 selections in 2001 and 2002 when Seattle drafted Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird.

The next two draft selections also played at Connecticut - Moriah Jefferson was chosen by San Antonio with the No. …

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