Aces History: Feeling A Draft (2004)

Prior to the 2004 WNBA Draft, the Silver Stars and Connecticut Sun executed a trade that sent all three of San Antonio’s picks (Nos. 4, 16, and 29) to the Sun, in exchange for Shannon Johnson (pictured) and Connecticut’s second (21st) and third round (34th) picks.

Johnson went on to play three seasons with the Silver Stars, averaging 9.5 points, 4.2 assists and 1.59 steals per game. She finished in the top 10 in the league in assists in each if her three seasons in San Antonio.

With the 21st pick in the draft, the Silver Stars took 6-2 forward Cindy Dallas. Dallas was an All-Big Ten selection out of Illinois who led the conference in rebounding three years in a row. San Antonio waived her during training camp.

With the 34th pick, the Silver Stars selected Texas A&M guard Toccara Williams. Williams was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, and finished her collegiate career as the conference’s all-time leader in steals.

True to her reputation, Williams collected 35 steals in just 415 minutes as a rookie. She also averaged 2.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 17 assists. San Antonio waived her prior to the start of the 2005 WNBA season.