INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With the third overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, the Indiana Fever selected Lauren Cox, a power forward out of Baylor University.
Cox started all 22 games her senior season, averaging 12.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
“We are extremely excited about having Lauren Cox join our organization,” Fever general manager Tamika Catchings said. “She does a little bit of everything, which will allow her to play in different positions with different players.”
“I’m really excited,” said Cox. “I’m getting to play with a coach [Marianne Stanley] that just came off winning a championship with the Mystics. Going to play for a former player [Catchings] who was also recently inducted into the Hall of Fame. I’m going to get to play with another big [Teaira McCown]. I’m going to get to utilize my passing skills, so I’m really excited.”
Sabrina Ionescu, a guard out of the University of Oregon, was selected number one overall by the New York Liberty.
Noblesville native Tyasha Harris was drafted by the Dallas Wings seventh overall.
Harris told FOX59 earlier this week she planned to watch the draft from home with family.
She started all 33 games this past season at South Carolina and shot nearly 40 percent beyond the arc. She also won the Dawn Staley Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top guard. Over her NCAA career, she totaled 1,340 points and 702 assists.
Harris was a star at Heritage Christian High School, averaging nearly 24 points per game her senior season. She guided guided the Eagles to three straight state titles, including the 2016 championship in the program’s first season in Class 3A. The two previous state titles won in 2014 and 2015 were in Class 2A.
This year’s draft was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.