BRISTOL, Conn. (CBS/AP) — Stanford star Nnemkadi Ogwumike was selected with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks on Monday.
Ogwumike helped guide the Cardinal to the Final Four during all four of her seasons at the school, including this year’s loss to eventual champion Baylor. The 6-foot-2 forward averaged 22.5 points and 10.2 rebounds this past season.READ MORE: San Jose Daycare Worker Suspected of Sexually Abusing Child
The Sparks finished with the fourth worst record in the league at 15-19 but won the draft lottery in November. Los Angeles also had the top pick in 2008 and selected Tennessee star Candace Parker, who went on to win Rookie of the Year and MVP honors in her first season.READ MORE: Kim Fields Hopes 'Adventures In Christmasing' Inspires People To Come Out Of Their Comfort Zone
The WNBA season begins May 18, with training camps opening April 29.MORE NEWS: New COVID Variant 'Omicron' Identified; Here's What You Need To Know
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