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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 Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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