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Trio of Lady Bears drafted into WNBA for first time in program history

Posted at 9:11 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 22:11:44-04

The Lady Bears have once again made program history! Friday marked the first time three Baylor women's basketball players were selected in the same WNBA Draft.

The first to go was Lauren Cox as the third overall pick. She will be taking her talents to the Indiana Fever. She received the third-highest selection overall for a Lady Bear. Brittney Griner was the first overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury in 2013. In 2014, Odyssey Sims was the second overall pick by the Tulsa Shock. She is also the first Baylor player ever drafted by the Indiana franchise.

Next up was Te'a Cooper as the 18th overall pick to the Phoenix Mercury. She will join Griner in Phoenix.

Last, but certainly not least, was Juicy Landrum to the Connecticut Sun as the 35th overall pick.

The draft was done virtually due to coronavirus concerns.

The Lady Bears saw their season come to an early end when the Big 12 and NCAA decided to cancel their end-of-season tournaments. The senior class had won its fourth-straight conference title a few weeks prior, but it did not get the chance to defend its national title.

Cox, Cooper and Landrum were the 17th, 18th and 19th Baylor players selected, respectively, in program history.