Breanna Stewart was the number one overall pick and went to the Seattle Storm. She was the perfect pick to help a team that desperately needed rebuilding after a disappointing 10-24 season. During her time at UCONN, she was viewed as the LeBron James of the UCONN Huskies. In her debut game as a freshman at UCONN, Stewart led the team with 21 points in a 103-39 Huskies victory. During Stewart’s career at UCONN she averaged a total of 17.6 points per game (PPG) which was followed up with a career 53% field goal percentage (FG%). She graduated with a total of 2,676 career points in her four years.
Stewart went right back to playing in May after her NCAA season ended in March. Stewart led the Storm to a better 16-18 season where she averaged 18.3 PPG, good enough for sixth in the WNBA, 9.3 rebounds per game (RPG), good enough for second in the WBNA, and 1.9 blocks per game, which was good enough for third in the WNBA in 2016. She was able to do all that when she played all 34 games as a rookie. She was dubbed WNBA Rookie of the Year. Stewart looks to be a competitor next season as well when the Storm play the Los Angeles Sparks on May 13th.