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Standish, Redmon Selected in WNBA Draft

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© Kayla Standish went to the Minnesota Lynx in the second round of the WNBA draft on Monday (Photo: SWX) © Kayla Standish went to the Minnesota Lynx in the second round of the WNBA draft on Monday (Photo: SWX)
Katelan Redmon was the No. 36 pick in the draft by the New York Liberty (Photo: SWX) Katelan Redmon was the No. 36 pick in the draft by the New York Liberty (Photo: SWX)
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For the first time in school history, Gonzaga saw two former players drafted into the WNBA in the same draft.

The Minnesota Lynx selected Kayla Standish as the No. 19 overall pick in the second round on Monday. And in the third round, the New York Liberty chose Katelan Redmon as the No. 36 overall pick.

Both players are from Eastern Washington – Standish is from Ellensburg, while Redmon graduated from Spokane's Lewis & Clark High School.

Standish told reporters at the draft that being selected was "a dream come true."

"I am thrilled for Kayla," said Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves, who was in Bristol, Conn. to witness the draft first-hand. "I think she is a player that has worked hard and improved, and for her to be rewarded by being drafted is phenomenal."

Standish is a two-time All-West Coast Conference honoree who helped Gonzaga to a third-straight Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She averaged 16.4 points per game last season, and 23 points per game during the postseason.

Redmon, like Standish, is a two-time All-West Coast Conference player who averaged 13.4 points per game last season. She also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists. She is the Bulldogs career leader in field goal percentage (51.7 percent).

"I couldn't be more thrilled for Katelan," said Graves. "She has worked hard and I can see her going and winning a spot. She is impressive."

Redmon and Standish are the third and fourth players from Gonzaga to ever be drafted into the WNBA. The other two drafted players as Vivian Frieson and Courtney Vandersloot. Vandersloot is currently on the roster with the Chicago Sky.

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