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Whyte is seeing "Stars"

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Senior Davellyn Whyte made Arizona women's basketball history once again after being picked 16th overall by the San Antonio Stars in the WNBA draft on Monday night.

With the 16th pick, Whyte became the highest drafted player in Arizona women's basketball history.

"I'm so excited about the opportunity to play for San Antonio," Whyte said. "I'm willing to work hard and do what I have to do. I am looking forward to taking everything I learned and everything I have been doing at Arizona to San Antonio."

Whyte became the seventh Arizona player to be selected in the WNBA draft. Ify Ibekwe was picked 24th by the Seattle Storm in 2011 and Adia Barnes was selected 32nd by the Sacramento Monarchs in 1998.

Whyte was one of three Pac-12 players selected in the draft along with California's Layshia Clarendon (ninth) and Colorado's Chucky Jeffery (24th).

"This is an exciting time for Davellyn and our program," Arizona Head Coach Niya Butts said. "We are very proud of her and what she has done for our program and we wish her well."

A four-time All-Pac-12 pick, Whyte became the second player in Arizona history to score 2,000 or more points in her career. Whyte led the Wildcats in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals in the 2012-13 season and posted the first triple-double in program history against Arizona State on February 19. She started and played in every game in her career at Arizona and ranks in the top-four in nine all-time categories. 

Arizona WNBA Draft History

2013     Davellyn Whyte            16th       San Antonio Stars       

2011     Ify Ibekwe                     24th       Seattle Storm

2005     Dee-Dee Wheeler          26th       Los Angeles Sparks     

2002     LaKeisha Taylor 49th              Indiana Fever

            Elizabeth Pickney          60th       Sacramento Monarchs

2001     Reshea Bristol               50th       Charlotte Sting

2000     Marte Alexander            47th       Los Angeles Sparks

 

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