Aces History: Feeling A Draft (2016)

The Stars had only two picks in the 2016 WNBA Draft, having traded the team’s second round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Samantha Logic early in the 2015 campaign. Logic played in 23 games for San Antonio that year, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds, but was waived during training camp the following season.

With the team’s first round pick—the second pick overall—San Antonio took Connecticut guard Moriah Jefferson (pictured). The four-time NCAA Champion, and two-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner, was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team in 2016 after averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 assists per game, and connecting on 37.5 percent of her shots from long distance.

Jefferson’s 2017 season was shortened due to injury, but she still averaged 4.4 assists per game, and made 45.0 percent of her three-pointers.

She was the first member of the Aces to make her way to Las Vegas, and has been making appearances in the community since January of 2018.

In the third round, the Stars took Oklahoma State guard Brittney Martin. She was named Big 12 Player of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year, after averaging 20.4 points and 11.1 rebounds per game as a senior. Although she came to training camp in 2016, Martin decided to retire from basketball and pursue her master’s degree in sociology shortly thereafter.