Megan Gustafson Attending WNBA Draft

Discussion in 'Iowa Women's Basketball' started by RobHowe, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Gustafson Invited to Attend 2019 WNBA Draft

    NEW YORK -- University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been invited to attend the 2019 WNBA Draft on Wednesday, April 10, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced the invitational-only guest list Tuesday.

    ESPN2 will cover the first round live at the Nike NYC Headquarters at 6 p.m. (CT), while the second and third rounds will air on ESPNU. The app will also stream live on the ESPN app.

    Joining Gustafson are the draft are Kristine Anigwe (Cal), Kalani Brown (Baylor), Napheesa Collier (UConn), Sophie Cunningham (Missouri), Asia Durr (Louisville), Teaira McCowan (Mississippi State), Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame), Katie Lou Samuelson (UConn), Alanna Smith (Stanford), Han Xu (China), and Jackie Young (Notre Dame).

    Twelve Hawkeyes have been selected in the WNBA Draft in program history. Gustafson looks to become the first Hawkeye to be drafted since Sam Logic was picked by the Atlanta Dream as the 10th overall pick in 2015.

    Gustafson, the first consensus national player of the year in Big Ten history, ended her career as the most decorated Hawkeye in program history. The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native owns 16 Iowa records, including career marks for points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460).

    In 2018-19, Gustafson became just the fourth Division I female student-athlete and the only post player to eclipse 1,000 points in a single season. She is the only women’s player in Division I history to average 27.8 or more points, 13.3 or more rebounds, and shoot 69.6 percent or better from the field. Her 33 double-doubles during her senior campaign are an NCAA Record. Gustafson’s 88 career double-doubles rank fourth all-time, her 65.7 career field goal percentage ranks fifth nationally, and her 1,459 career rebounds ranks 14th. The field goal percentage and rebounds are also Big Ten Conference records.

    Gustafson is chronicling her path from the end of her college her career to the start of her WNBA career through an AP Draft Diary. To follow along, click here.


    Year Name Team Round (Overall Selection)

    2015 Sam Logic Atlanta (first, 10)

    2011 Kachine Alexander Minnesota (third round, 26)

    2006 Crystal Smith Phoenix (third, 32)

    2002 Lindsey Meder Minnesota (third, 38)

    2001 Cara Consuegra Utah (fourth, 56)

    1999 Amy Herrig Sacramento (fourth, 38)

    1998 Tangela Smith Sacramento (second, 12)

    1998 Nadine Damond New York (second, 19)

    1998 Angela Hamblin Washington (third, 23)

    1997 Toni Foster Phoenix (first, 8)

    1997 Tia Jackson Phoenix (second, 9)

    1997 Michelle Edwards Cleveland (player allocation)
  2. EstronHawkKing

    EstronHawkKing Well-Known Member

  3. RobHowe

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  4. RobHowe

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  5. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

  6. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    At least espn didn’t call her Mary this time. :rolleyes:

  7. RobHowe

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  8. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

  9. Hawk4Fan

    Hawk4Fan Well-Known Member

    and not even a first round pick
  10. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    How the hell are some of these ladies getting drafted ahead of Megan? Cunningham? Some Australian chick? Wtf??
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  11. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    Now some lady whose name sounds like a sneeze gets drafted ahead of Megan. This draft is fucking rigged.
  12. HawkeyeHypnosis

    HawkeyeHypnosis Well-Known Member

    Bogus. Rigged.
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  13. RADMAN

    RADMAN Well-Known Member

    I agree to a point. I love Megan but the WNBA is about being able to consistently run the unfortunately she is slow. She is a great player but will have a lot to learn as a pro. I think she will prove her worth at some point.
  14. EstronHawkKing

    EstronHawkKing Well-Known Member

    what makes you an expert saying she runs the floor slow?!?
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
  15. EstronHawkKing

    EstronHawkKing Well-Known Member

    So Megan get's picked in the second round by Dallas. Amazing that she is the best player in college this year and 3 other centers were picked ahead of her. How in the fuck are you the player of the year and you end up in the second round of the WNBA?!?!?
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  16. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

    Jalen Brunson won the 2018 Naismith College Player of the Year last year as a junior. He was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks #33 (2nd round) in the NBA Draft last year.