MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - WVU women's basketball's leading scorer from a season ago is turning pro.
Teana Muldrow was selected by the Seattle Storm in the third round of the WNBA Draft Thursday night. The Storm used the 29th overall pick on Muldrow.
The 2018 draft marks the third consecutive year a Mountaineer has been selected. Forward Bria Homes was a first-round selection in 2016 by the Atlanta Dream, while forward Lanay Montgomery was picked by the Storm in the third round of the 2017 draft. Holmes was traded by the Dream to the Connecticut Sun on Thursday. It is the first time in program history WVU has had three straight selections.
“I’m so thankful for this opportunity,” Muldrow said. “I want to thank my WVU coaching staff, my teammates and Mountaineer nation for a great five years here. I think my time here truly prepared me to take the next step in my career, on and off the court. I would also like to thank coach Dan Hughes and the Seattle Storm organization for giving me the opportunity to continue pursuing my dream.”
Muldrow, a New Jersey, native averaged 18.9 points per game in her final season as a Mountaineer and also led the team in rebounds per game with 8.6. She ranks among the program’s all-time top-five in career points, rebounds, blocked shots, offensive rebounds, field goals made and double-doubles.
Muldrow was also recognized nationally for her play: she was a finalist for the Cheyrl Miller Award and an Associated Press All-America honorable mention.