2010 Lynx Draft Selections

Welcome to Minnesota, Monica!
No.2 Overall Selection in 2010 WNBA Draft

Name: Monica Wright
Height: 5'11"
Position: Guard
Class: Senior
School: Virginia

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Lynx Select Monica Wright with the Second Overall Pick

Wright Named to 2010 USA Basketball Women’s Select Team

AUDIO: Wright reacts to draft day and suiting up for the Lynx

Wright, a 5-11 guard, capped off an illustrious collegiate career by becoming the first Cavalier in school history to earn AP First-Team All-America honors after a historic senior season. In 31 games, Wright averaged an ACC-high 23.7 points - good for seventh nationally -, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.7 steals per game en route to earning ACC Player of the Year honors.

Wright's 734 total points her senior year surpassed her own school record of 696 points, set in 2008-09, and also helped Wright supplant the legendary Dawn Staley as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,540 career points, a total that also ranks third on the all-time ACC scoring list. The All-American tallied eight 30-point games and 22 20-points games her senior year and knocked down a team-high 31 three-pointers. In addition to garnering AP All-America honors, Wright was also named to the 2010 U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-America team and the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.

Wright, a three-time AP All-American, also took home the WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors her senior season after totaling an astounding 115 steals, which was second nationally. Wright tied the school-record with 10 steals in a game vs. Liberty on Dec. 29 and had 11 games of 5+ steals in 2010.

A two-time Wade Trophy and Wooden Award finalist - each given annually to the top collegiate player - Wright started and played in every game during her four years as a Cavalier, totaling 133 career games played. Wright, a Woodbridge, Va. native, leaves the program with career averages of 19.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.8 steals per game while shooting .436 (962-of-2207) from the floor. In 2010, Wright joined Staley as only UVa player with 2,000 career points, 700 career rebounds, 350 career steals and 300 career assists. Wright increased her scoring average each season of her career, and paced Virginia in scoring in three of her four years (freshman year, finished 2nd - 15.1 ppg). She was a State Farm Coaches' All-America Team regional finalist as a junior and sophomore and was the ACC Rookie of the Year her freshman year.

Lynx Acquire Connecticut's First and Second Round Picks
The Minnesota Lynx acquired the Connecticut Sun's 2011 First and Second Round picks in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 Draft, Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin. The 2011 second round pick from Connecticut originally belonged to Tulsa before it was traded, along with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft to Connecticut in exchange for forward Amber Holt and center Chante Black.

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Welcome to Minnesota, Gabriela!
No. 26 Overall Selection in 2010 WNBA Draft

Name: Gabriela Marginean
Height: 6'1"
Position: Forward
Class: Senior
School: Drexel

Marginean, a 6-1 forward, averaged 20.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 125 career games spanning four years with Drexel program. Born in Romania, Marginean tallied 23.5 points per game as a senior, as well as 7.7 rebounds per game. A three-time All-CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) First Team member, Marginean has connected on .357 percent (89-of-249) of her three-point attempts for her career, including a .398 percent (39-of-98) clip her senior year. She was named the CAA Player of the Year honors after her junior season.

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