ISU's Wilson Selected in Draft

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State landed one Cyclone in the professional ranks when senior Lindsey Wilson was selected in today's WNBA draft. Wilson joins Texas Tech's Plenette Pierson as Big 12 representatives in the three-round, 42-player draft.

Wilson was a third-round selection by the Connecticut Sun, chosen 34th overall. She joins Ohio State's Courtney Coleman, who was a second-round selection, on the Connecticut roster.

"I am very proud of Lindsey," Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly said. "It's nice to see her dream come true. She's worked very hard for this opportunity and I am excited to see her be able to continue her basketball career in the professional ranks."

Wilson, a three-time all-Big 12 Conference performer, led Iowa State in scoring (19.0 ppg) and assists (4.9 apg) and led the league in scoring in Big 12 competition (20.8). The 5-9 guard earned player of the week recognition twice this year and was also a three-time academic all-conference selection. She earned district academic All-America honors for the second year in a row. Wilson owns the career school record for assists (589) and the single-season marks for assists (207), field goal attempts (472) and 3-point percentage (.537).


2000 Draft
Desirée Francis, New York Liberty, second round, 29th pick
Stacy Frese, Utah Starzz, third round, 35th pick

2001 Draft
Megan Taylor, Minnesota Lynx, fourth round, 55th pick
2002 Draft
Angie Welle, Cleveland Rockers, second round, 31st pick
Tracy Gahan, New York Liberty, third round, 46th pick

2003 Draft
Lindsey Wilson, Connecticut Sun, third round, 34th pick

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