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The Seattle Storm selected Notre Dame junior guard Jewell Loyd with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s draft.

By SI Wire
April 17, 2015

The Seattle Storm selected Notre Dame junior guard Jewell Loyd with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s draft.

Loyd joined Candace Parker as the second underclassman in league history to be the top pick. She led Notre Dame to the national championship game this season and averaged 19.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 44.3% from the field. She was a consensus First Team All-American and the ACC Player of the Year.

The Tulsa Shock drafted Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. with the No. 2 pick. A 6'5" center from Sweden, she averaged 18.8 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.1 blocks while shooting 55.5% from the field. She had a triple double in the Big 10 tournament and had NCAA single-game highs of 29 rebounds and 11 blocks.

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The Storm also had the No. 3 pick and drafted UConn forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. She owns the NCAA career mark for three-pointers and led the Huskies to three straight national titles. 

Rounding out the top five, the Connecticut Sun selected Duke center Elizabeth Williams with the No. 4 pick, and the Chicago Sky drafted Middle Tennessee State forward Cheyenne Parker at No. 5.

The complete draft results are below. The WNBA season tips off on June 5.

Round 1

1. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm

2. Amanda Zahui B., Tulsa Shock

3. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Seattle Storm

4. Elizabeth Williams, Connecticut Sun

5. Cheyenne Parker, Chicago Sky

6. Dearica Hamby, San Antonio Stars

7. Crystal Bradford, Los Angeles Sparks

8. Ally Malott, Washington Mystics

9. Brittany Boyd, New York Liberty

10. Samantha Logic, Atlanta Dream

11. Kiah Stokes, New York Liberty

12. Isabelle Harrison, Phoenix Mercury

Round 2

13. Brianna Kiesel, Tulsa Shock

14. Cierra Burdick, Los Angeles Sparks

15. Natasha Cloud, Washington Mystics

16. Reshanda Gray, Minnesota Lynx

17. Betnijah Laney, Chicago Sky

18. Alex Harden, Phoenix Mercury

19. Brittany Hrynko, Connecticut Sun

20. Vicky McIntyre, Seattle Storm

21. Chelsea Gardner, Indiana Fever

22. Aleighsa Welch, Chicago Sky

23. Amber Orrange, New York Liberty

24. Zofia Hruscakova, Phoenix Mercury

Round 3

25. Mimi Mungedi, Tulsa Shock

26. Nneka Enemkpali, Seattle Storm

27. Laurin Mincy, New York Liberty

28. Michala Johnson, New York Liberty

29. Ariel Massengale, Atlanta Dream

30. Dragana Stankovic, San Antonio Stars

31. Andrea Hoover, Los Angeles Sparks

32. Mrica Gajic, Washington Mystics

33. Nikki Moody, San Antonio Stars

34. Lauren Okafor, Atlanta Dream

35. Shae Kelley, Minnesota Lynx

36. Promise Amukamara, Phoenix Mercury

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