Women’s Basketball | Atkins, McCarty prepare for WNBA Draft
The 2018 WNBA Draft begins Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. CT. (Image TexasSports.com)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas seniors Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty are among the prospects for the 2018 WNBA Draft, which will take place Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. CT in Nike's New York Headquarters in Manhattan. The first round will be televised by ESPN2, while the second and third rounds will be televised by ESPNU.
Atkins: Final Bio | Career Statistics | Career Game-by-Game Statistics
McCarty: Final Bio | Career Statistics | Career Game-by-Game Statistics
Nine players in Texas history have been selected in the WNBA Draft, most recently Imani McGee-Stafford in 2016. Four Longhorns have been taken in the WNBA Draft's first round. In total, 17 Texas players have played in the WNBA.
The WNBA Draft is a three-round, 36-pick event.
Atkins and McCarty, during their Texas careers, helped lead the Longhorns to 108 victories, four NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and one NCAA Elite Eight appearance.
Atkins was a three-time All-Big 12 Conference player and a four-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 teams. She played in 121 career games with 100 starts, scoring in double figures on 81 occasions. Her career free-throw percentage of 83.1 ranks fourth all-time in UT history, her career free-throw percentage of 83.1 ranks sixth all-time in UT history and her career scoring total of 1,497 points is 20th in program history.
McCarty was a three-time first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection, making her one of just six players in program history to earn three first-team all-conference accolades. She also was a four-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 teams. She played in 139 games with 118 starts and played 4,166 minutes -- more total minutes than any other player in program history. McCarty's career three-pointers made (139) ranks second all-time in UT history, her career three-point percentage of 39.8 ranks fourth in program history, her career assists total of 413 is 10th in UT history and her career scoring total of 1,619 ranks 15th all-time in UT history.
Best of luck at the WNBA Draft, ladies! HookEm!