The Atlanta Dream scored a quartet of program record-breakers in last week’s WNBA draft. They selected Bria Holmes in the first round at No. 11, Rachel Hollivay at 13, Courtney Walker at 16, and Niya Johnson at 28.
Holmes is a 6-1 guard out of West Virginia who finished her career there with 2,001 points – the third most in Mountaineer history. She was also a named to the All-Big 12 first team three times. Holmes also celebrated her engagement earlier this year with a post-game, on-court proposal from her fiance.
Rutgers product Hollivay is known as an outstanding defender. She left the Scarlet Knights as the all-time leader in blocked shots, and she was a Big Ten All-Defensive team member. In her senior season, she averaged nearly 8 points and 7 rebounds per contest.
Walker, a small forward out of Texas A&M University, led the Southeastern Conference in scoring in the 2015-2016 season. She was a three-time All-American selection and left the Aggies as the all-time leading scorer. She is best known for her smooth midrange game.
Johnson finished her career as the all-time leader in assists at Baylor, as well as in the Big 12. She averaged nearly 9 assists per contest in the 2015-2016 season, was a two-time All Big 12 selection and received an honorable mention as an AP All-American.
Atlanta is set to tip off the 2016 season at San Antonio on May 14.