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2013 Draft Recap

The Storm went for size to open its WNBA Draft, selecting Maryland forward Tianna Hawkins as the No. 6 pick in the first round. The Storm also selected Chelsea Poppens and Jasmine James in the second and third rounds. View full article. | Player Profiles

2013 Draft Order

First Round 1. Phoenix: Brittney Griner
2. Chicago: Elena Delle Donne
3. Tulsa: Skylar Diggins
4. Washington: Tayler Hill
5. New York: Kelsey Bone
6. Seattle: Tianna Hawkins
7. New York: Toni Young
8. San Antonio: Kayla Alexander
9. Indiana: Layshia Clarendon
10. Los Angeles: A'dia Matthies
11. Connecticut: Kelly Faris
12. Minnesota: Lindsey Moore

Second Round 1 (13). Atlanta: Alex Bentley
2 (14). Minnesota: Sugar Rodgers
3 (15). New York: Kamiko Williams
4 (16). San Antonio: Davellyn Whyte
5 (17). Washington: Nadirah McKenith
6 (18). Seattle: Chelsea Poppens
7 (19). Washington: Emma Meesseman
8 (20). San Antonio: Diandra Tchatchouang
9 (21). Indiana: Jasmine Hassell
10 (22). Los Angeles: Brittany Chambers
11 (23). Connecticut: Anna Prins
12 (24). Minnesota: Chucky Jeffery

Third Round 1 (25). Washington: Shenneika Smith
2 (26). Phoenix: Nikki Greene
3 (27). New York: Olcay Cakir
4 (28). Chicago: Brooklyn Pope
5 (29). Tulsa: Angel Goodrich
6 (30). Seattle: Jasmine James
7 (31). Atlanta: Ann Marie Armstrong
8 (32). San Antonio: Whitney Hand
9 (33). Indiana: Jennifer George
10 (34). Los Angeles: Alina Iagupova
11 (35). Connecticut: Andrea Smith
12 (36). Minnesota Lynx: Waltiea Rolle

The Seattle Storm Select Tianna Hawkins
The Seattle Storm went for size to open its WNBA Draft on Monday night, selecting Maryland forward Tianna Hawkins with its first-round choice.

The 6-3 Hawkins was one of several quality players still available when the Storm went onto the clock for the No. 6 overall selection.

Hawkins averaged 18.3 points and 9.5 rebounds this past season and was relied upon even more after the Terrapins lost four players to injuries – a group that included both starting guards.

She led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring and ranked No. 2 in rebounding.

Thanks in large part to Hawkins’ play, Maryland went 26-8 overall, 14-4 in the ACC. It advanced all the way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

Hawkins was an All-ACC first-team selection after being a second-teamer in 2012.

As expected, Baylor star center Brittney Griner went to the Phoenix Mercury with the No. 1 choice. Delaware forward Elena Delle Donne was chosen No. 2 by the Chicago Sky, and point guard Skylar Diggins went to the Tulsa Shock at No. 3.

Also going off the board before coach and general manager Brian Agler selected for Seattle were Ohio State guard Tayler Hill to the Washington Mystics at No. 4 and Texas A&M center Kelsey Bone to the New York Liberty at No. 5.

TIANNA HAWKINS
F, 6-3, Maryland

Age: 22.
From: Washington, D.C.
This season's stat sheet: 18.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, .549 field goal shooting, .774 free throw shooting.
Career stat sheet: 11.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, .578 field goal shooting, .713 free throw shooting.
On the honor roll: All-ACC first team in 2013; second team in 2012. … Nominee for the 2013 Wooden Award, given to the nation’s best player. … WBCA All-America honorable mention in 2013.
Noteworthy: One of just three Terrapins in history (current WNBA players Marissa Coleman and Crystal Langhome are the others) with 1,000 career rebounds. She finished with 1,051. … Led ACC in scoring and ranked No. 2 in rebounding, leading the conference in offensive boards. … Shouldered more of the burden to help Maryland make the Sweet 16 after the Terrapins lost four players – including both starting guards – with injuries during the season. … Hauled down a school-record 24 rebounds as a junior in a game against Wake Forest in 2012. … Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Riverside Baptist High School in 2009.

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