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20 Moments of 2016 – April 14: History at the WNBA Draft

In the days leading up to the New Year, is reliving the best of the league’s landmark 20th season in its 20 Moments of 2016 series. Check back each day from now until December 31 for more!

20 MOMENTS: WNBA Draft | Breanna Stewart’s Debut | Wings’ First Game in Dallas | Mystics-Sun Triple-OT | Lynx-Sparks Round 1 | WNBA Top 20@20 | Taurasi’s 7,000th Point | Hammon’s Jersey Retired | Jackson’s Jersey Retired | EDD vs. Stewie Duel | Olympians Capture Gold | Swin Cash Night | Pondexter Moves to No. 5 in Scoring | So Long, Penny | Stars Celebrate Duo | Tamika’s Farewell | Angel’s Playoff Showcase | Ogwumike Named MVP | Beard’s Finals Buzzer-Beater | An Epic Finale

The Moment

For the first time ever, three players from the same school were drafted with the first three picks in the WNBA Draft. UConn’s Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck teamed up one final time to make history.

The Flashback

All-Access: 2016 WNBA Draft

The Significance

The Huskies’ senior trio had already made history just nine days before, when they became the first players to capture four straight NCAA titles. Hearing their names called into the pros within minutes of each other further linked them forever in women’s basketball history.

Stewart went to Seattle, where she joined 2015 top pick Jewell Loyd on a Storm team that immediately became viewed as the league’s rising young power. Jefferson arrived in San Antonio as the new face of the Stars along with promising backcourt mate Kayla McBride. Tuck stayed in Connecticut as just one piece of the Sun’s draft night haul, as the host team maneuvered its way into having three of the top six picks.

Related’s 2016 WNBA Draft Hub

Draft Diary: A Day with Moriah Jefferson

All-Access: Meet Breanna Stewart