2014 WNBA Draft (April 14, 2014)

The 2014 WNBA Draft saw the genesis of what would eventually become the 2018 Las Vegas Aces. In 2013, San Antonio lost Becky Hammon for the year with an injury in the first game of the regular season, causing the Silver Stars to drop to a 12-22 record. They improved one spot in the draft following the lottery, and selected Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride with the third overall pick.

The 5-11 guard led Notre Dame to four consecutive NCAA Final Fours, and led San Antonio in scoring in each of her four years in the league. McBride was named to the WNBA All-Star Team in 2015 after averaging 13.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, while connecting on 37.3 percent of her shots from 3-point range.

In her first two seasons in Las Vegas, McBride earned All-Star nods, and during the 2018 campaign, she averaged a career-high 18.2 points per game. She signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Lynx after the 2020 season, and has played with the Lynx ever since.

In the second round, the Silver Stars selected Astou Ndour from Spain. The 6-6 center played in eight games as a rookie, but in 2016 she became a key reserve for the team, averaging 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. San Antonio traded Ndour to Chicago in February of 2017 in exchange for Clarissa Dos Santos, and Ndour played the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Sky. Chicago traded her to Dallas in 2020 for a 2021 first round pick, and the Senegal native played one season for the Wings before signing again with the Sky in 2021 and helping them to the WNBA Championship that year. Her last season in the WNBA to date was that 2021 season.

The Silver Stars took Missouri’s Bri Kulas with their third round pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft. The 6-1 forward was an All-SEC first team selection as a senior, but was waived prior to the start of the regular season.

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