NEW YORK, N.Y. – For the 10th time out of the last 14 WNBA Drafts, a Duke University women’s basketball product has been selected as former guard Angela Salvadores was taken in the third round of the 2019 draft Wednesday by the Los Angeles Sparks.
With the selection by Salvadores, Duke has featured 25 WNBA Draft picks since 1999, which is the third-highest total among schools – Tennessee (40), Connecticut (34) and Duke (25).
Salvadores, who played at Duke during the 2015-16 campaign, competed in 29 contests, while making 15 starts. Injured at times during the season, Salvadores averaged 8.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Blue Devils.
Following her freshman season in Durham, Salvadores went back home to Spain to play professionally. She averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.6 steals for Ensino Lugo in 2018-19.
Salvadores was selected with the 31st overall pick of the 2019 draft and is the 14th Duke standout to be drafted in the WNBA under head coach Joanne P. McCallie over the last 12 years.
Former Blue Devil Lexie Brown, a 2017 Duke University graduate and 2018 Duke FUQUA Business School graduate, was also traded Wednesday evening from the Connecticut Sun to the Minnesota Lynx. She enters her second year in the WNBA.