WNBA Draft 2017: Kelsey Plum selected No. 1 overall by San Antonio Stars

The NCAA’s all-time scoring leader could become a star in San Antonio.

With the first selection in the 2017 WNBA draft, the San Antonio Stars have selected superstar Washington point guard Kelsey Plum. Taking Plum with the first overall pick was a no-brainer for the Stars, who, despite not having an obvious need at point guard, will gladly welcome the 22-year-old’s scoring ability and presence.

Just the fourth ever first overall selection to measure under 6 feet tall, Plum will take control of a San Antonio offense that finished the 2016 season dead last in scoring, offensive rating, effective field goal percentage and true shooting. Totaling 3,527 points in her Huskies career (31.7 points per game last year), Plum figures to come in and make an immediate impact for the Stars.

Plum emerged as a playmaker for the Huskies, setting the record for most points in both a single season and a career. This past season, the point guard led Washington to the Sweet 16, where the Huskies lost to runners-up Mississippi State. Plum averaged 32 points per game over the Huskies’ three-game stretch.

“I told my mom when I was 10 years old that I wanted to play in the WNBA,” Plum said upon being selected by the Stars. “For that moment to come true is just one of those moments you dream about your whole life.”

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