The second overall pick, Moriah Jefferson, also had a very impressive career at UCONN. Jefferson was drafted second by the San Antonio Stars. The stars drafted Jefferson for some help backcourt when All-Star Guard, Danielle Robinson, was out for the season due to an injury. Jefferson was flattered to play for San Antonio because she would have to opportunity to play in front of her family, since she is from Houston, Texas. During Jefferson’s career at UCONN her numbers consisted of 9.9 PPG, a 55% field-goal percentage, and a total of 1,532 points.
During Jefferson’s first year with the Stars, she continued her success from UCONN. She had an average of 13.9 points per game, which was the second most on the team. Jefferson led the team in assists per game with 4.2 and led the team in minutes played with 1,034. With this impressive first year, Jefferson secured her spot on the team for the next year. The Stars then traded All-Star Guard, Danielle Robinson, when she recovered from surgery. Jefferson will be the starting Guard for the Stars this season when they play the New York Liberty opening night on May 13th.