Brianna Butler Selected by LA Sparks in WNBA Draft

Former Syracuse star Brianna Butler has been drafted into the WNBA.

Brianna Butler was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2016 WNBA Draft. Butler was the 23rd overall selection (11th pick in the second round). She became just the third player in Syracuse women's basketball history to be drafted, joining Kayla Alexander in 2013 and Beth Record in 2001. 

Butler is a sharp shooting wing scorer who can play the two or the three. She set a program record with 373 made three-pointers and also held program high marks in minutes played (4,176) and games started (135). She is fourth in school history in scoring with 1,640 points. No doubt it is her shooting prowess that led to the selection. 

"I am really excited to make it to the next stage and join the Los Angeles Sparks,” Butler said in a release through Syracuse Athletics.

Head coach Quentin Hillsman was also excited for Butler. 

“Well deserved for the best shooter in Syracuse history and one of the best people I have ever been associated with,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said in the release. “I cannot overstate how happy I am for Brianna and her family.”

In her final season in Orange, Butler set the NCAA record for most three-pointers made in a season with 129 while helping guide Syracuse to the program's first ever Final Four and National Championship Game apperance. 

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