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Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft

Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft

Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike (13) celebrates after scoring in the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against South Dakota in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, March 22, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Nati Harnik

DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike has been selected as the No. 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA draft.

Ogwumike on Monday night joined her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen No. 1 in the WNBA. STATS says Peyton and Eli Manning are the only other siblings to be taken No. 1 in the history of the four major sports.

Chiney Ogwumike finished her stellar career at Stanford as the top scorer and rebounder in Pac-12 history.

The choice of the two-time AP All-American drew loud cheers from the crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena, where Connecticut plays its home games. This was the first time fans were allowed to attend the draft since it was held in Tampa in 2008.

 

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