Katelan Redmon Drafted 36th By New York Liberty
BRISTOL, Conn. - The Gonzaga University women's basketball team saw a second player drafted in the 2012 WNBA Draft Monday as senior Katelan Redmon was drafted in the third round, 36th overall pick, by the New York Liberty. Earlier Monday, classmate Kayla Standish was selected 19th overall by the Minnesota Lynx.
"I couldn't be more thrilled for Katelan," said head coach Kelly Graves after hearing the news that Redmon was also drafted. "She has worked hard and I can see her going and winning a spot. She is impressive. The WNBA is the type of game that is right up her alley."
This is the first-time in school history the Zags have had two players drafted in the same year. Gonzaga has now had four players drafted into the WNBA.
Redmon and Standish join former Bulldogs Courtney Vandersloot and Vivian Frieson as players drafted into the WNBA. Vandersloot, in her second year in the league, was the third overall draft pick by the Chicago Sky in 2011. Frieson was Gonzaga's inaugural player drafted, going 31st to the Tulsa Shock in the 2010 draft.
Redmon, also a two-time All-West Coast Conference honoree and 2010 WCC Newcomer of the Year, averaged 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game as a senior. She became the 18th player in school history to eclipse 1,000-points plateau, ending her career with 1,412 - which is ninth highest in school history - and is the Bulldogs career leader in field goal percentage at 51.7 percent. She also grabbed 548 rebounds, had 170 assists and made 103 steals in 102 games played.
The New York Liberty finished 19-15 a season ago and placed fourth in the Eastern League. They open the regular-season hosting the Connecticut Sun Saturday, May 19.