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Ohio State's Shayla Cooper Drafted By The Connecticut Sun In 2017 WNBA Draft

Shayla Cooper was selected in the second round by the Connecticut Sun in the 2017 WNBA Draft on April 13.

After leading the Ohio State women's basketball team to a Big Ten regular season title and a Sweet 16 appearance, Shayla Cooper is officially moving on to the next level. 

Cooper was selected with the first pick of the second round (13th overall) of Thursday's WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun, making her the second Buckeye in as many years to be drafted. Ameryst Alston was selected by the New York Liberty in the second round of last years draft. 

As Ohio State's lone senior in 2016-17, Cooper averaged 10.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. During the final five games of her career, she averaged a double-double, scoring 11.8 points and pulling down 11.0 rebounds in the postseason for Ohio State, which was bounced in the Sweet 16 by Notre Dame. She was named a second-team All-Big Ten selection in her final season with the Buckeyes. 

Cooper came to Ohio State as a transfer from Georgetown in the fall of 2013 and started 44 of 90 games played in her three seasons as a Buckeye. She finished her OSU career with 1,038 points, placing her 30th on the school's all-time scoring list. 

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