Atlanta takes UArizona’s Aari McDonald with third pick

Aari McDonald receives highest draft pick in Arizona history.
Aari McDonald receives highest draft pick in Arizona history.(UArizona Women's Basketball)
Published: Apr. 16, 2021 at 6:16 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 15, 2021 at 4:47 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Aari McDonald is headed to the WNBA. The Women’s National Basketball Association announced Thursday, April 15, that McDonald has been drafted No. 3 by Atlanta.

This is the highest WNBA draft pick ever in University of Arizona history. The previous highest pick was Davellyn White’s in 2016 when she was drafted No. 16 overall by the San Antonio Silver Stars.

Head coach and former Wildcats player Adia Barnes was the No. 33 pick by the Sacramento Monarchs in 1998.

Immediately following the announcement, Barnes tweeted her congratulations.

And the NCAA also congratulated McDonald, saying her determination will live in women’s college basketball for generations to come.

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