LAS VEGAS (April 17, 2020)—The Las Vegas Aces had just one pick in WNBA Draft 2020 presented by State Farm, selecting 6-1 forward Lauren Manis from Holy Cross with the 33rd overall pick. The Aces sent their first and second round picks in this year’s draft to the Dallas Wings last May as part of the trade that brought three-time All-Star center Liz Cambage to Las Vegas.
Manis averaged 18.6 points and 11.5 rebounds this season, while connecting on 46.3 percent of her shots from three-point range. She started 121 of 122 games for the Crusaders in her four year career, becoming the first men’s or women’s basketball player in school history to surpass the 2,000 career point and 1,000 career rebound plateaus.
She was named to the First-Team All-Patriot League in each of her last three seasons, and made the Patriot League All-Defensive Team as a senior.