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Weisner and Hamblin going to the WNBA

Oregon State's Jamie Weisner goes #17 and Ruth Hamblin followed right behind at #18 in the 2016 WNBA draft.

Oregon State seniors Ruth Hamblin and Jamie Weisner headed for the WNBA
Oregon State seniors Ruth Hamblin and Jamie Weisner headed for the WNBA

In this year's WNBA draft Pac-12 Player of the Year and All-American Jamie Weisner went in the second round to the Connecticut Sun (15-19 last season), and two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the year Ruth Hamblin will be playing for the Dallas Wings (formerly the Tulsa Shock).

Connecticut is in a rebuilding phase after a last place finish the previous year.  The Sun will be the youngest team in the WNBA and will be coached by first year coach Curt Miller, and Weisner will be playing alongside former Stanford great Chiney Ogwumike and UConn's Morgan Tuck who went to the Sun as the #3 pick in this year's draft.

Dallas is coming off their playoff season in Tulsa and with Hamblin will be looking to build a stronger defensive presence, being last in the WNBA in defensive efficiency.

This was the first time Oregon State sent two players in the same year, and the last OSU women's basketball player to go to the WNBA was Felicia Ragland in 2002.

UConn dominated again, as they did the 2015-16 season, sending for the first time in WNBA draft history the first three players: Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson, and Morgan Tuck.  The Pac-12 sent seven total players overall in the draft, the most from the conference since that 2002 draft.