Brittany Hrynko, who was named the BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year in 2015, was one of 12 players chosen to be on-hand for the draft in Connecticut. DePaul head coach Doug Bruno was also at the Mohegan Sun for the draft on Thursday.
Hrynko is DePaul's ninth WNBA draft pick since 1997 and first since the 2012 when Keisha Hampton was taken 22nd. Hrynko's 19th overall selection is the third highest of any Blue Demon. Felicia Chester was chosen 14th in 2011 and Lenae Williams was the 18th overall selection in 2002.
After being selected by the Connecticut Sun in the second round, Hrynko's rights were traded to the Atlanta Dream for Jasmine Thomas. Thomas, also a guard, played two years in Atlanta after being drafted by Washington as the 12th pick in 2011.
In 2014-15 Hrynko, was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and was also one of four finalists for the Dawn Staley Award which recognized the nation's top guard. She led the Blue Demons with 19.1 points per game, propelled DePaul to back-to-back BIG EAST Conference regular season and tournament championships and to the program's 13th straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Hrynko paced the Blue Demons in scoring against league opponents. The Philadelphia native, averaged 21.9 points against conference foes which was the best scoring average since Maya Moore (Connecticut) averaged 22.1 in the 2010-11 season.
Hrynko finished out her career by breaking DePaul's all-time assist record. The senior eclipsed the mark during the Blue Demons 79-72 NCAA First Round victory over Minnesota. She finished her career with 680 assists and led DePaul in assists in each of her four seasons in Lincoln Park. This season, Hrynko averaged 5.3 assists per game which was second in the BIG EAST and ranked 27th in Division I.
A five-time BIG EAST Player of the Week selection, Hrynko reached double-figures in 32 of DePaul's 35 games. She scored a career-high 38 points against Georgetown and eclipsed the 30-point mark in four games.
A 3-point shooter, Hrynko tied DePaul's single-game record with eight 3-pointers against Xavier on Feb. 8. This season, Hrynko tallied a team-best 88 3-pointers and finished her career with 281 3-pointers which ranks second all-time at DePaul.
Brittany Hrynko Selected No. 19 in WNBA Draft
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