Three Gamecocks Taken In First Round Of WNBA Draft

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WNBAThree members of the national champion South Carolina Gamecocks were selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft 2017. Senior center Alaina Coates became the highest pick in program history, selected No. 2 by the Chicago Sky. Junior guards Allisha Gray and Kaela Davis stayed teammates after the Dallas Wings selected them fourth and 10th, respectively.

In all, nine Gamecocks have been selected in the WNBA Draft, including five during head coach Dawn Staley's tenure, with this year's draftees joining Aleighsa Welch (2015) and Tiffany Mitchell (2016). Prior to the 2017 draft, South Carolina had three first-round picks all-time, all coming in the No. 9 position — Mitchell (2016, Indiana), Jocelyn Penn (2003, Charlotte) and Shaunzinski Gortman (2002, Charlotte).