2013 WNBA Draft (April 15, 2013)

The 2012 season saw the Silver Stars post their fourth 20-win campaign as a franchise (21-14), giving them the 8th pick in each of the 2013 WNBA Draft’s three rounds. They also had Chicago’s second round selection which they acquired in a trade for Sonja Petrovic the year prior.

In the first round, the Silver Stars took Syracuse’s Kayla Alexander. The 6-4 center remained with San Antonio for five seasons, playing primarily in a reserve roll. Her best season came in 2016 when she averaged career-highs in scoring (8.0) and rebounding (4.5). During her time with the Silver Stars, she averaged 4.5 points and 4.1 rebounds, while connecting on 50.1 percent of her shots from the field.

Las Vegas traded Alexander to Indiana on February 1, 2018, along with a third round pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft, in exchange for the Fever’s second round pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft. The Milton, Canada, native played in Indiana in 2018, Chicago in 2019 and Minnesota in 2020.

In the second round, the Silver Stars picked Arizona guard Davellyne White. She averaged 4.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 29 games as a rookie, but injuries limited her to two games in 2014, and caused her to miss the entirety of the 2015 season. White would later sign with the Seattle Storm, but did not make the team’s roster.

With the 20th pick, San Antonio selected French native Diandra Tchatchouang, who played collegiately at Maryland, but she never played in the WNBA.

In the third round, the Silver Stars took a flier on Oklahoma’s Whitney Hand. Hand sat out most of her senior season with a knee injury, and never suited up for a regular season WNBA game after getting waived by San Antonio prior to the start of the 2013 season.

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