Women in sports are at the forefront and finally getting the recognition they deserve. After the NCAA tournament, all eyes are on the next generation of women in basketball. On Monday night Black women came together for the WNBA draft to watch these girls’ dreams come true.
With an appearance from Brittney Griner, the league revealed the expansion of the charter flight program which will now include all postseason games, the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship, and select back-to-back regular-season games.
“Since joining the league a few years ago, a goal of mine has been to enhance the overall player experience and, in that regard, make incremental improvements where we are able to do so and when we believe the economic model would support it for the long term,” said WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “I’m pleased that we are able to broaden the program this year for the players.”
In 2023 the new generation of women athletes continues to push the envelope and shift the standard for the environment of basketball.
The newest player for Indiana Fever Aliyah Boston was the projected No. 1 pick and held a major presence in college at South Carolina.
Diamond Miller is the newest addition to Minnesota Lynx with the second pick in the WNBA draft. Miller played college basketball for the Maryland Terrapins.
The Dallas Wings selected Maddy Siegrist with the third pick in the WNBA draft. She played basketball for the Villanova Wildcats of the Big East Conference.
The Washington Mystics selected Iowa State’s center, Stephanie Soares after an ACL tear she suffered with the Cyclones she’s back on the court.
The Dallas Wings selected Lopez Senechal as the fifth pick in the WNBA draft. She transferred from Fairfield to UConn earlier last season.
The Atlanta Dream utilized the sixth pick in the WNBA draft to take Stanford’s Haley Jones as the league considered her to be a major star in the WNBA.
The Indiana Fever chose Grace Berger hoping to be added as a dedicated player after her time as an Indiana Hoosier.
Amihere is headed to the Atlanta Dream as the eighth pick for the WNBA and is known for her skills of blocking 38 shots and 30 steals.
Horston was selected by the Seattle Storm after having a great year scoring 39 points in Tennessee against Saint Louis with a score of 95-50.
South Carolina star Zia Cooke had an emotional night after being chosen as the 10th pick by the Los Angeles Sparks.
About Kenyatta: Clark Atlanta University and Medill School alumna Kenyatta Victoria is the Girls United writer covering everything from news, pop culture, lifestyle, and investigative stories. When not reporting, she’s diving deep into her curated playlists or binging her favorite comfort shows.