Connecticut is the Mount Olympus of women’s college basketball, and has been for four straight years. After winning the women’s NCAA title again last week, what more could be historic for the Huskies?
UConn seniors—3-time Player of the Year Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck—made history yet again on Thursday night when they were drafted 1-2-3 in the WNBA Draft.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the first three overall draft picks coming from the same college team has never happened in the history of professional sports.
Stewart was selected by the Seattle Storm.
“When you look at our senior class, it speaks for itself going one, two, three,” Stewart said. About UConn’s dynasty, she continued, “Lots of comparisons between past UConn teams and this one, when we do things that make history, that’s saying it all.”
Jefferson, who was drafted by San Antonio, said: “We’re sisters for sure. I heard her name and I stopped, started clapping. I got so emotional. To go through the journey the way we have and make history on the college level and history here, it’s unbelievable. I can’t think of anything being any better.”