Dallas Wings 2019 WNBA Draft: What Are People Saying?

Arike Ogunbowale Is Ready for Her Next Shot, in the W.N.B.A

“For Arike Ogunbowale, the trip to the top of the Empire State Building on Wednesday was unusually fast.

It had been arranged for her to bypass the lines and take express elevators to the observatory on the morning she was to become a professional basketball player. In the hours leading to the 2019 W.N.B.A. draft, these kinds of experiences did not faze Ogunbowale. Not after she had become one of the most recognizable faces in college basketball after hitting a pair of buzzer-beaters for Notre Dame in last year’s Final Four — one to slay Connecticut, the other to best Mississippi State and win the national championship.” – New York Times

Arike Ogunbowale is about to get a taste of Dallas yeehaw

“Yeehaw, folks. Star Notre Dame guard and Dancing with the Stars alumnus Arike Ogunbowale is starting her career as a professional basketball player in Dallas, where she’ll join fellow Notre Dame alumna Skylar Diggins-Smith.

The moment WNBA chief operating officer Christin Hedgpeth announced that the Wings had selected Ogunbowale with the fifth pick in this year’s WNBA draft, the DJ at Nike Headquarters, where the event was being held, switched the music to Lil Nas X’s country hit “Old Town Road.” – The Undefeated

Dallas Wings select Iowa’s Megan Gustafson No. 17 overall in WNBA draft

“After a collegiate career full of accolades and smiles, Megan Gustafson is officially on the professional basketball scene. It’s a dream that’s been building for a while.

The Iowa standout was chosen No. 17 overall to the Dallas Wings in Wednesday’s WNBA draft, becoming the program’s 13th all-time selection. Gustafson is the first Hawkeye picked in the WNBA draft since Samantha Logic in 2015.” – Hawk Central

Burke Selected by Dallas Wings in 2019 WNBA Draft

“Kennedy Burke of the UCLA women’s basketball team was selected by the Dallas Wings in the 2019 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm on Wednesday evening.

Burke, who led the Bruins to their fourth straight Sweet 16 appearance, was drafted in the second round as the No. 22 overall pick.” – UCLABruins.com

Bertsch selected by Dallas in third round of WNBA Draft

“Following a record-setting four-year collegiate career in which she shattered numerous career and single-season marks, UC Davis senior biomedical engineering major Morgan Bertsch will take her talents to the professional level this summer, selected with the 29th overall pick by the Dallas Wings in the third round of the 2019 WNBA Draft on Wednesday evening.

The all-time leading scorer in the history of both the Aggie men’s and women’s programs with 2,422 for her career, Bertsch is the first UC Davis player to be selected by a WNBA team and the first Big West Conference student-athlete to be chosen since UC Santa Barbara’s Mekia Valentine was a third-round selection (34th overall) by the New York Liberty in 2011.” – UCDavisAggies.com