Kiah Gillespie will get a chance to realize her WNBA dream, but she had to wait a bit longer than expected to hear her name called.
The former Florida State women's basketball forward was taken 32nd overall in the third round of the 2020 WNBA Draft Friday night by the Chicago Sky.
2020欧洲杯正规平台It was a bit of a fall for the former Seminole, who was projected as a late first or early second-round pick. Instead, she had to wait a bit longer, eventually landing as the sixth pick of the third round.
2020欧洲杯正规平台She's the 16th former Seminole to be drafted by a WNBA team, all of them since 2000. Gillespie is the second FSU alum drafted by the Sky, joining Maria Conde, who went 27th overall in 2019.
In two seasons at FSU, Gillespie proved to be one of the best scorers in program history. It took her just 64 games as a Seminole to reach 1,000 points, tied for the second-fewest in program history.
She finished her FSU career averaging 15.9 points per game. She was also a fierce rebounder, averaging 9.0 rebounds across her FSU career and racking up double-doubles in over 38% of her games as a Seminole.
Her teammates Nicki Ekhomu and Nausia Woolfolk both went undrafted in Friday's draft.
2020欧洲杯正规平台Ekhomu removed her name from consideration Thursday, citing a delay of at least one year to her professional basketball career. Woolfolk should sign as an undrafted free agent and get her chance in a WNBA training camp ahead of the season.
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