Aces History: Feeling A Draft (2013)

San Antonio had four picks in the 2013 WNBA Draft, picking up Chicago’s second round selection 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 the Indiana Fever on February 1, 2018, along with a third round pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft, to Indiana in exchange for the Fever’s second round pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft.

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. She 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. Tchatchouang never played in the WNBA.

In the third round, the Silver Stars took a flyer 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.