Jasmine Dickey, a standout from the University of Delaware, was drafted by the Dallas Wings last week at No. 30 in the third round.
With the 30th pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft, we select Jasmine Dickey from the University of Delaware 🙌 pic.twitter.com/yPdmdkWhAp
— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) April 12, 2022
In her final season with the Blue Hens, Dickey averaged 25.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, while notching a career-best 19 double-doubles to rank 13th in the nation. She scored a career-high 52 points in one game, and scored 40-plus points once, 30-plus six times, and 20-plus points 17 times.
Dickey ended her collegiate career with 1,981 points, 1,039 rebounds, 213 steals, 192 assists, 82 steals, and 48 double-doubles.
As a late pick on a talented team, it will be hard for Dickey to make the Wings’ roster, which seems to be pretty much set. Head coach Vickie Johnson also doesn’t play rookies much. However, it is still vital for Dickey to show what she can do in training camp and prove that she belongs on a WNBA roster, whether it is with Dallas or somewhere else. We all know the WNBA needs more teams, but that has been true for many years.
Dickey is a volume shooter who attempts 22.6 shots per game. She shoots 39.6 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from beyond the arc. She is also good at getting to the free-throw line, where she makes 81.9 percent of her shots. Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb says the rookie is a scoring machine.
“She is a walking bucket. She was third in the NCAA Division 1 in scoring this year at Delaware. She averaged over 25 points per game after 22 [points per game] in her junior year. She shoots at a high percentage. She is an extremely effective in the mid-range game, which is a little bit of a lost art in today’s basketball. She has great size for a two/three at 5’10. She is uber athletic. She comes out of a good program in Baltimore. Two-time CAA Player of the Year. I am convinced she can play at this level. She can score at this level. We will see what happens when she comes to camp. At the very least she is going to come in and she is going to make us better and she will push everyone to earn their spot. I know she is going to come to earn her spot.”
This young star is fun to watch, and people should keep an eye on her. Hopefully, she can turn some heads and earn a spot on a WNBA roster.