The Minnesota Lynx drafted four players Monday including a sharp shooting guard from Duke and a 6'4 center to add some depth down low. After winning the WNBA championship a season ago, the Lynx had the final selection in the WNBA's annual draft. They selected 6'1 guard Tricia Liston who led the Blue Devils in scoring, three pointers and free-throw percentage. She gives the Lynx and additional shooter but is more versatile and can play multiple positions.
"It's awesome and exciting," said Liston. "I know I have a lot of work to do and I'm going to be playing against the best competition. I think that's what most excites me, is being surrounded by the best players in the country."
Three selections later, Minnesota selected Asya Bussie with the 15th pick. Bussie averaged 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds for West Virginia helping lead them to a 30-5 record. The 6'4 center gives the Lynx much needed depth at that position.
"I'm really excited and really blessed to be in this position," said Bussie. "I'm very excited for training camp."
Minnesota rounded out their draft by selecting guard Christina Foggie (Vanderbilt) with the 24th pick and Asia Taylor (Louisville) with the 36th selection.
Training camp opens April 27th with first their first pre-season game on Monday May 5th at 7:00 pm at Target Center.