Lynx get Moore, Rodgers in WNBA draft 16 Apr 13

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today selected Nebraska guard Lindsey Moore (12th overall) and Georgetown guard Ta’shauna Rodgers (14th overall) with their first two picks in the 2013 WNBA Draft. Minnesota still has two picks remaining in tonight’s draft, the 24th and 36th overall selections. Second and third round coverage of the 2013 WNBA Draft is currently being broadcast on ESPNU.

Moore, 22, averaged 15.1 points and 5.7 assists per game as a senior last season, dishing out a career-high and school-record 195 assists en route to being named an Associated Press All-American honorable mention. She finished the season first in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.14), third in assists (5.7), eighth in scoring (15.1), eighth in three-point percentage (.382) and tenth in field goal percentage (.468). In the NCAA Tournament, Moore led Nebraska to the Regional Semi-Finals for the second time in her four-year career, becoming the first player in school history to start on a pair Sweet 16 squads.

One of the most decorated Cornhuskers in school history, Moore finished her four-year collegiate career with school records in victories (94), assists (699), minutes played (4,360) and consecutive starts (132), while ranking fourth in career three-pointers (173), ninth in steals (208) and 11th in points (1,673). She was a Wade, Naismith and Wooden Award candidate as a senior, while being a Nancy Lieberman Award finalist in both her junior and senior seasons.

Rodgers, 23, averaged career-highs in points (22.9), rebounds (6.9), assists (4.1) and steals (3.4) as a senior this past season. Her 711 points were the highest single-season point total in program history, while her 89 three-pointers ranked second, trailing her own mark of 96 set as a sophomore. In her last collegiate game, Rodgers scored a BIG EAST Tournament record 42 points against Villanova.

A four-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection, Rodgers finishes her collegiate career as the most decorated player in Georgetown history. Her 2,518 points are more than any male or female player in school history, while her career marks for steals (326), three-pointers (346) and scoring average (19.4) are all highs for Hoya women. Additionally, Rodgers wrapped up her career eighth in both assists (328) and rebounds (674), while ranking fourth in all-time games played (130).

LINDSEY MOORE COLLEGE STATISTICS

               

SEASON

G

FGM

FGA

PCT

FTM

FTA

PCT

3PM

3PA

PCT

REB

AST

STL

BL

PTS

AVG

2009-10

34

59

162

.364

62

89

.697

24

83

.289

72

154

45

6

204

6.0

2010-11

31

157

363

.433

74

95

.779

49

143

.343

117

183

31

5

437

14.1

2011-12

33

163

383

.426

145

177

.819

48

154

.312

108

167

72

6

519

15.7

2012-13

34

170

363

.468

121

150

.807

52

136

.382

122

195

60

5

513

15.1

Totals

132

549

1271

.432

402

511

.787

173

516

.335

419

699

208

22

1673

12.7

 

 

TA’SHAUNA RODGERS COLLEGE STATISTICS

SEASON

G

FGM

FGA

PCT

FTM

FTA

PCT

3PM

3PA

PCT

REB

AST

STL

BL

PTS

AVG

2009-10

33

199

503

.396

99

127

.780

83

249

.333

120

62

60

7

580

17.6

2010-11

35

225

556

.405

107

129

.829

96

276

.348

171

85

90

9

653

18.7

2011-12

31

189

551

.343

118

144

.819

78

266

.293

168

54

71

13

574

18.5

2012-13

31

236

649

.364

150

198

.758

89

279

.319

215

127

105

14

711

22.9

Totals

130

849

2259

.376

474

598

.793

346

1070

.323

674

328

326

43

2518

19.4