Jasmine Walker Poised to End Alabama’s WNBA Draft Drought

By most accounts, Jasmine Walker figures to hear her named called fairly early at tomorrow night’s WNBA draft. Most mock drafts have her selected between 6th and 10th overall in the draft. Once Walker is selected, she’ll become the first Alabama player selected in the WNBA draft since Monique Bivins in 2005, and the first Alabama player selected in the first round since Tausha Mills in 2000. Walker will be just the second Alabama player ever selected in the first round of the draft, and just the seventh one drafted in any round since the draft’s inception in 1997. While Walker won’t surpass Mills’ status as the highest-drafted player in Alabama history, she’ll likely come away as the second-highest.

Alabama players previously selected in the draft:

19992113Shalonda EnisWashington Mystics
19993529Dominique CantyDetroit Shock
2000122Tausha MillsWashington Mystics
20023133LaNisha CartwellWashington Mystics
200231042Shondra JohnsonHouston Comets
200531137Monique BivinsMinnesota Lynx

Provided that Walker makes the opening day roster for the team which selects her, she’ll also end another Alabama WNBA drought. Alabama hasn’t had a player appear in a WNBA game since Dominique Canty was released by the Washington Mystics on June 2012, thus ending her 13 year career.

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