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NC State’s Kiara Leslie Goes 10th Overall in WNBA Draft



NC State Graduate Senior Kiara Leslie was just selected by the Washington Mystics with the 10th overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft.

Leslie earned 1st Team All-ACC honors (21st Wolfpack player to do so), and became only the 5th player in program history to earn AP All-American Honorable Mention.

She averaged 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game this season for the Wolfpack.

Leslie becomes the 16th NC State player to be drafted in the WNBA, and only the 4th 1st round pick. As the 10th overall pick, she ties Markeisha Gatling as the highest player drafted in school history.

NC State WNBA 1st Round Picks

2019 – Kiara Leslie – 10th – Washington Mystics

2014 – Markeisha Gatling – 10th – Chicago Sky

2000 – Summer Erb – 11th – Charlotte Sting

1999 – Chastity Melvin – 11th – Cleveland Rockers

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