Minnesota Lynx Wrap 2019 WNBA Draft

Ruben Hill
April 14, 2019

Bell was the only former Gophers player selected in this year's draft.

With their first pick of the 2019 WNBA Draft, the Lynx picked UConn senior guard Napheesa Collier with the No. 6 pick overall. Minnesota acquired guard Lexie Brown (ninth overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft) in a trade with the Connecticut Sun for draft rights to 18th overall pick Heideman.

Shepard spent her first two years of eligibility at Nebraska, where she made a name for herself as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In 70 games at Maryland (66 starts), she tallied 120 three-pointers, while scoring 825 points, handing out 310 assists and grabbing 127 steals.

Collier, a forward from the University of CT, racked up 24 double-doubles during her senior season.

Dillard is arguably one of if not the best players in UB women's basketball history. Dillard is the first men's or women's player from the school to be drafted in the National Basketball Association or WNBA. In her two seasons with the Bulls, Dillard played in 69 games, averaging 20.6 points.

As a senior, Shepard averaged a double-double, with 16.7 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game. This season Collier recorded 25 double-doubles, including five games of 30 or more points, which earned her the Katrina McClain Award and landed her on the AP All-America first team.

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