After winning a national championship, a trio of South Carolina players have been invited to attend the WNBA Draft, which takes place on April 13 in New York — senior center Alaina Coates and junior guards Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray.
Coates was a four-time all-SEC selection, finishing her career as the Gamecocks’ all-time leader in field-goal percentage and defensive rebounds. She was just the third player in program history to total 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Davis played just one season for South Carolina after transferring from Georgia Tech, and she thrived in the postseason. She averaged 16.3 points per game in the SEC Tournament, then scored 15.5 a game during the NCAA Tournament.
Gray averaged 13.2 points per game, which ranked 19th in the SEC.
Six South Carolina players have been selected in the WNBA Draft, including one in each of the past two seasons — Aleighsa Welch (2015) and Tiffany Mitchell (2016).
The San Antonio Stars own the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft.