Arlington, Texas (April 11, 2022) – The Dallas Wings selected Northwestern guard Veronica Burton with the seventh pick, Delaware guard Jasmine Dickey with the 30th pick and North Florida forward Jazz Bond with the 31st pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft.
Round 1, 7th overall: A three-year starter at point guard for Northwestern University, Burton became the first player in program history to be named to an AP All-America team, earning a spot on the Third Team in 2022, and also was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year three straight years from 2020-22, which was only the second time in Big 10 history this had been accomplished (Tanisha Wright, Penn State, 2003-05). She was also the last remaining guard for the 2022 Naismith National Defensive Player of the Year award as a semi-finalist, as she led the NCAA in steals. During her senior year, Burton averaged 17.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and dished out 6.4 assists while swiping 4 steals, all career highs for the four-year standout, and was one of just four NCAAW players to average at least 17 points, five assists and five rebounds per game last season. She also became the second-highest WNBA pick from Northwestern behind just Nia Coffey, who was picked fifth overall in 2017.
Round 3, 30th overall: Dickey was the third-highest scoring player in the NCAA last year, averaging 25.2 points per game at Delaware. The 5’10 combo guard averaged 17.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game in her four years as a Blue Hen and was named the CAA Player of the Year in back-to-back years in 2020-21 and 2021-22. Dickey was the first back-to-back CAA Player of the Year award winner since Elena Delle Donne in 2011 and 2012. She was also named to the CAA All-Defensive Team, CAA All-Tournament Team and led the CAA with 67 steals. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Dickey ended her collegiate career with 1979 points.
Round 3, 31st overall: Bond is a 6’4 forward who averaged 15.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists across her four years as an Osprey. She earned a spot on the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First Team, the All-Academic Team and All-Tournament team. She was also the Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and is the UNF career leader in blocks, rebounds (since the program became Division One) and free throws made. A native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, she shot 46.5 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from three in her 103 career games.