The New York Liberty selected Louisville star Asia Durr withe No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA Draft Wednesday night. Notre Dame’s Jackie Young, a second team All-ACC selection, was taken No. 1 by Las Vegas.
Amassing 2,485 points over her college career, Durr is Louisville basketball’s second all-time leading scorer. She was named ACC Player of the Year in both 2018 and 2019, becoming the first U of L women’s player to win multiple conference player of the year awards.
Congrats to Asia and her family! A great basketball player but an even better person!! pic.twitter.com/9GaVnC9y2h— Jeff Walz (@CoachJeffWalz) April 10, 2019
Durr becomes the second-highest draft pick in the history of U of L women’s basketball. Ten years ago, Angel McCoughtry (Louisville’s all-time leading scorer) was taken first overall.
The Liberty finished last season 7-27 overall, the second-worst record in the WNBA.
Ultimately, all three Louisville seniors heard their names called in the draft. Arica Carter was selected 32nd overall by the Phoenix Mercury, and Sam Fuehring went two picks later to the Washington Mystics.