Stars select Stankovic, Moody in third round of draft

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The San Antonio Stars made their final selections in the third and final round of the WNBA Draft on Thursday night. The silver and black selected Dragana Stankovic with the 30th overall pick, and Nikki Moody with the 33rd overall selection.

Stankovic is a 6-5 center from Serbia and currently plays in Hungary with UE Sopron. She averages 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds so far in overseas action. Another reason she was so high on the Stars radar is she has played with current Star Kayla McBride this past offseason.

Moody is a 5-8 guard from Iowa University. She averaged a career best 14.1 points, 6.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game last season with the Cyclones. Throughout her college career, Moody averaged 11.3 points, 6.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds.

“We wanted to invite another point guard,” Stars head coach and general manager Dan Hughes said. “We wanted to have some answers as to the backup with D-Rob. We didn’t have a second round pick, so we went to the third round looking to give someone a chance. Nikki Mody has been someone I’ve watched for years.”

Listen below to see what Hughes told me right after the WNBA Draft about the night and his excitement for the upcoming season.

The Stars will open the 2015 season on June 5 against the defending champion Phoenix Mercury before hosting the Tulsa Shock for their home opener on June 14 at Freeman Coliseum.

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Stephen Anderson is a writer and editor for the Project Spurs Network. He joined the PS team back in 2014 as a staff writer with Project Spurs and has taken over as editor for network sites Stars Hoops, Rampage Central, and Red Black 90. Stephen graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2017 with a degree in Communications Arts, specializing in Journalism and Public Relations. He is a credentialed media member for the San Antonio Stars, Rampage, and San Antonio FC.

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