Dallas Wings Announce 2024 Draft Selections

Arlington, TX (April 15, 2024) – The Dallas Wings made a trio of selections on Monday night during the 2024 WNBA Draft, which aired live on ESPN from the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Wings selected Jacy Sheldon out of Ohio State with the fifth overall selection, Carla Leite from France with the ninth overall pick, and Ashley Owusu of Penn State with the 33rd overall selection.

Sheldon is a 5-10 guard from Dublin, Ohio. The All-American spent five seasons at The Ohio State University, averaging 17.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in 2023-24. This past season, Sheldon ranked in the top-10 in the Big Ten in five categories – third in scoring (17.8), fourth in steals/game (1.9), fourth in free throw percentage (.858), sixth in field goal percentage (.505) and 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.6). She ranks sixth in Ohio State history with 2,024 career points and is in the top-14 in nine additional categories. Sheldon is one of three players in program history with 1,900 points, 400 rebounds, 350 assists, 200 steals and 150 made three-pointers.

Sheldon was named to the AP All-American Second Team, USBWA All-America Third Team and The Sports News Women’s All-America Second Team. She earned All-Big Ten First Team honors from both the coaches (unanimous) and media in 2023-24, also being tabbed as Ohio State’s sportsmanship award winner and a media choice for All-Big Ten Defensive Team. Sheldon was one of five finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award after being named to the preseason watch list and midseason top-10. In 2023-24, she was named to the preseason and midseason watch lists and was one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy. Sheldon also was featured on the preseason, midseason and late season watchlists for the Wooden Award and the watchlist for the Ann Meyers Drysdale USBWA National Player of the Year award.

Leite is a 5-11 guard who plays for Tarbes Gespe Bigorre in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB) in France. Over 19 games this season, Leite has averaged 15.6 points, 5.5 assists and .464 shooting from the field. She has scored in double figures in 17 of 19 games this year, while reaching the 20-point mark on four occasions. Leite played for Tarbes GB in 2022-23 as well, averaging 11.8 points, 2.9 assists and .492 shooting.

Leite was a member of France’s U20 National Team in 2023, leading the squad to a Gold Medal in the European Championship after averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds and .462 shooting. She was named the All-FIBA U20 European Championship MVP, was also being tabbed as the Best Guard and named to the First Team.

Owusu is a 6-foot guard from Woodbridge, Va. She spent her graduate season at Penn State in 2023-24, earning All-Big Ten Second Team accolades. Owusu averaged 18 points throughout the regular season and scored in double figures in 13 of her 14 appearances. Including Penn State’s postseason run, Owusu led the Lady Lions in scoring (18.1) and assists (3.8), while shooting .478 from the field and adding 5.6 rebounds per game.

Over 125 career games, Owusu averaged 13.8 points and 4.3 assists, making over 45-percent of her shots from the field. She has amassed 1,726 points and 533 assists. She earned the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, the highest honor for a shooting guard in the women’s college game, in 2021 while playing at Maryland, garnering All-America accolades from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USWBA) and Associated Press (AP). While with the Terrapins, Owusu was a three-time All-Big Ten selection, while leading the Terps to a pair of Big Ten Tournament titles.


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