Stars land No. 1 overall pick in 2017 WNBA Draft


The luck and ping pong balls finally went San Antonio’s way.

The San Antonio Stars have earned the No. 1 pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, their first top pick in franchise history.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to add the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft to our talented, young core,” Stars General Manager Ruth Riley said. “The evolution of the WNBA over the last 20 years has been significantly impacted by the contributions of the top players in the draft. Without a doubt, having the top pick adds an element of excitement and anticipation for our team, organization and fans this offseason.”

The announcement was made during the ESPN 2 telecast of the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury game. It is the first number one pick for the franchise since relocating from Utah to San Antonio.

Diamond DeShields is expected to be the number one pick.

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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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