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Las Vegas Aces Select Jackie Young, the No. 1 Pick During the WNBA Draft

Las Vegas Aces Select Jackie Young, the No. 1 Pick During the WNBA Draft
Las Vegas Aces 
have selected Jackie Young, a new star player and the No. 1 pick during the WNBA draft.

This week the top college seniors from around the country — as well as some draft-eligible juniors, were selected to compete in the upcoming WNBA season that’s tipping off on Friday, May 24th.

Jackie Young, current Notre Dame Guard and the first of five Notre Dame players to be drafted, decided to enter the draft early and skip her senior season. After being selected #1 by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night, her dreams of being in WNBA have finally come true.

Jackie is now the second Irish player to be drafted first and is thrilled to head to Las Vegas for the new season.

2019 WNBA Draft Picks

ROUND 1

1.       Las Vegas Aces: Jackie Young (GF) — Notre Dame

2.       New York Liberty: Asia Durr (G) — Louisville

3.       Indiana Fever: Teaira McCowan (C) — Mississippi State

4.       Chicago Sky: Katie Lou Samuelson (GF) — UConn

5.       Dallas Wings: Arike Ogunbowale (G) — Notre Dame

6.       Minnesota Lynx: Napheesa Collier (F) — UConn

7.       L.A. Sparks: Kalani Brown (F) — Baylor

8.       Phoenix Mercury: Alanna Smith (F) — Stanford

9.       Connecticut Sun: Kristine Anigwe (C) — California

10.   Washington Mystics: Kiara Leslie (G) — NC State

11.   Phoenix Mercury: Brianna Turner (F) — Notre Dame

12.   Seattle Storm: Ezi Magbegor (F) — Australia

ROUND 2

13. Phoenix Mercury: Sophie Cunningham (G) — Missouri

14. New York Liberty: Han Xu (C) — China

15. Chicago Sky: Chloe Jackson (G) — Baylor

16. Minnesota Lynx: Jessica Shepard (C) — Notre Dame

17. Dallas Wings: Megan Gustafson (C) — Iowa

18. Connecticut Sun (from Minnesota): Natisha Hiedeman (G) — Marquette

19. L.A. Sparks: Marina Mabrey (G) —Notre Dame

20. Minnesota Lynx: Cierra Dillard (G) — Buffalo

21. Connecticut Sun: Bridget Carleton (G) — Iowa State

22. Dallas Wings: Kennedy Burke (G) — UCLA

23. Atlanta Dream: Maite Cazorla (G) — Oregon

24. Seattle Storm: Anriel Howard (F) — Mississippi St

ROUND 3

25. Indiana Fever: Paris Kea (G) — UNC

26. New York Liberty: Megan Huff (F) — Utah

27. Chicago Sky: Maria Conde (F) — Spain

28. Indiana Fever: Caliya Robinson (F) — Georgia

29. Dallas Wings: Morgan Bertsch (F) — UC-Davis

30. Minnesota Lynx: Kenisha Bell (G) — Minnesota

31. L.A. Sparks: Angela Salvadores (G) — Spain

32. Phoenix Mercury: Arica Carter (G) — Louisville

33. Connecticut Sun: Regan Magarity (F) — Virginia Tech

34. Mystics: Sam Fuehring (F) — Louisville

35. Dream: Li Yueru (C) — China

36. Storm: Macy Miller (G) — South Dakota State

The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity.  The league will tip off its 23rd season on May 24, 2019. Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education.  For more information about the WNBA, visit WNBA.com.