Congratulations are in order for Lexi Rydalch for being selected in the WNBA draft. Rydalch was selected 26th overall by the Seattle Storm.
Lexi finished her career at BYU with the 2nd most points in BYU Women's Hoops history and the all-time scoring mark for the West Coast Conference. Needless to say, the Seattle Storm just picked up some scoring. Lexi can shoot from the outside, get to the line, dash down the lane, and finish at the hoop.
Here's what Rydalch's new team tweeted:
With the 26th pick we have selected Lexi Eaton Rydalch from BYU! Welcome to Seattle Lexi! #WatchMeWork #WDraft16 pic.twitter.com/mBvPG55wJt— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) April 15, 2016
On her twitter account, Lexi expressed her excitement at being selected by the Storm:
Absolutely THRILLED to be drafted by @seattlestorm!! I've been watching them for years and look forward to playing for @jboucek!— Lexi Rydalch (@LexiRydalch21) April 15, 2016
Rydalch captained the 2015-16 Cougars to a 26-7 record and a WCC regular season championship. She was also recognized as the West Coast Conference Player of the Year during her senior campaign.
Rydalch led the Cougars to three consecutive NCAA tournament berths including one trip to the Sweet 16.
This is the 2nd BYU player selected in the past 3 WNBA drafts. In the 2014 WNBA draft, the Los Angeles Sparks selected Jennifer Hamson with the 23rd pick.