Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd was the first overall pick in Thursday night's 2015 WNBA Draft -- one of seven players with USA Basketball roots who were taken in the three-round draft. Loyd, taken by the Seattle Storm, won gold last year at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship.
UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was the third overall pick, also drafted by the Seattle Storm. In addition to having won four gold medals with USA Basketball, Mosqueda-Lewis was one of only six then-collegiate athletes to be named to the 2014-16 USA National Team.
Duke's Elizabeth Williams was the fourth overall pick by the Connecticut Sun. Williams has won three gold medals with USA Basketball, and she was MVP of the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. (Photo: Christian De Massis)
The Los Angles Sparks drafted Crystal Bradford of Central Michigan with the seventh overall pick. Bradford won gold with USA Basketball at the 2013 Women's World University Games.
Dayton's Ally Malott went eighth overall to the Washington Mystics. Malott was a member of the 2010 USA Basketball U18 National Team that earned the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal.
University of Tennessee’s Cierra Burdick went to the Los Angeles Sparks with the second pick in the second round. Burdick has won four gold medals with USA Basketball, most recently at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship. Burdick is one of seven Lady Vols with USA Basketball experience.
Ariel Massengale of the University of Tennessee went the Atlanta Dream with the fifth pick of the third round. Burdick has won four gold medals with USA Basketball, including her most recent one that came at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. (Photo: Christian De Massis)
USA Basketball Alumni In 2015 WNBA Draft
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