Aces History: Feeling A Draft (2017)

San Antonio had two picks in the first round of the 2017 WNBA Draft—their own pick at number one, and the sixth pick, which they acquired along with Isabelle Harrison in a trade with Phoenix for Danielle Robinson.

With their own pick, the Stars selected the NCAAs all-time leading scorer, Kelsey Plum (pictured). Plum poured in 3,527 points in her four years at Washington and won a slew of awards, including the Dan Staley, Ann Meyers Drysdale and Nancy Lieberman Awards, as well as the Naismith and Wade Trophies for national player of the year.

She was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team after averaging 8.5 points and 3.4 assists in 2017. She also drained 36.5 percent of her three-pointers, and connected on 87.0 percent of her free throws.

With the team’s second first round pick, San Antonio took Northwestern guard Nia Coffey. The four-time All-Big 10 selection finished with 2,287 points during her collegiate career, and was Northwestern’s career leader in rebounds and made free throws.

Coffey averaged 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 27 games as a rookie.

The Stars didn’t have a second round pick, but in the third round, they selected Schaquilla Nunn from Tennessee, who did not make the team’s opening-day roster.