News

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.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Langhorne, Loyd lead Storm past Mystics

Fresh
Seattle Storm's Crystal Langhorne poses for a photo at the team's annual media day Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Seattle. The team opens against the Los Angeles Sparks May 16 in Seattle.

Crystal Langhorne scored 15 and Jewell Loyd had 18 points in Seattle's victory.

in Sports

Sunday Night Baseball on KPUG: Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in win over Dodgers

Fresh
Jake Arrieta

Arrieta became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball's third no-hitter in less than three weeks.

in Sports

Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry 18-11

Japan LLWS champs

Pennsylvania scored 10 times in the bottom of the first but Japan responded with seven runs in the second, four in the third inning and five in the sixth.

in Local Sports

Chargers accuse Frank Clark of attacking Philip Rivers

Frank Clark walks off the field after taking part in drills at Seattle Seahawks NFL football rookie minicamp Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Renton, Wash.

In the second quarter of Seattle's 16-15 win, Seahawks defensive lineman Jordan Hill took down Rivers for a 9-yard sack and Clark reportedly tried to punch Rivers in the subsequent pile.

in Sports

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open

sharapova

The U.S. Tennis Association says Maria Sharapova is pulling out of the U.S. Open on the eve of the tournament because of a leg injury. It's the second time in three years that the 2006 champion has withdrawn from the year's last Grand Slam event.