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Texas Longhorns prepare for WNBA Draft

Three former UT women's basketball players all hope to have their dreams become reality and be drafted to the WNBA.

AUSTIN, Texas — The 2020 WNBA Draft is scheduled to take place on April 17 and will be aired on ESPN at 6 p.m. CST. 

Among the players hoping to have their dreams come true and be drafted are three former Texas Longhorns: Lashann Higgs, Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton.

According to Texas Athletics, 10 women's basketball players in UT history have been drafted to the WNBA.  

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  • 1999 Edna Campbell Round 1, 10th pick to Phoenix Mercury
  • 2000 Edwina Brown Round 1, 3rd pick to Detroit Shock 
  • 2004 Stacy Stephens Round 3, 37th pick to Houston Comets 
  • 2005 Jamie Carey Round 3, 31st pick to Phoenix Mercury 
  • *2005 Heather Schreiber Round 3, 39th pick to Los Angeles Sparks
  • 2007 Tiffany Jackson Round 1, 5th pick to New York Liberty
  • 2010 Brittainey Raven Round 3, 33rd pick to Atlanta Dream 
  • 2015 Nneka Enemkpali Round 3, 26th pick to Seattle Storm
  • 2016 Imani McGee-Stafford Round 1, 10th pick to Chicago Sky
  • 2018 Ariel Atkins Round 1, 7th pick to Washington Mystics

Stacy Stephens was later traded to the Detroit Shock and Jamie Carey later signed with the Connecticut Sun.  

For more information about the 2020 WNBA Draft, click here.


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