University of Louisville women’s basketball senior forward Myisha Hines-Allen, who concluded her career as one of the most decorated players in program history, now turns her attention toward the 2018 WNBA Draft, which will take place on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET.

The first round of the 2018 WNBA Draft airs live on ESPN2 from 7-8 p.m. ET, while the second and third rounds air on ESPNU.

Hines-Allen wrapped her career at Louisville by helping the Cardinals advance to their third ever trip to the Final Four with a 76-43 win over Oregon State in the regional final in Lexington, Ky.

She was named WBCA All-America Honorable Mention at the conclusion of her senior season and was also named All-ACC First Team and ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player.

With 2,028 career points and 1,151 career rebounds, she is one of two players, joining Angel McCoughtry, who was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2009 WNBA Draft, with over 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She ranks second in program history in all-time rebounds and third in all-time points.

She also finishes with 118 wins in her career, which makes her the winningest player in program history.

If selected on Thursday night, Hines-Allen will become the eighth student-athlete at the University of Louisville to be selected in the WNBA Draft and the first since the 2014 season, when the Cardinals had three players taken (Shoni Schimmel, Antonita Slaughter, Asia Taylor), the most of any school that year.

Of the seven WNBA draft picks, five have played under head coach Jeff Walz.

McCoughtry and Schimmel, who was selected eighth by the Atlanta Dream in 2014, are the only two players in program history to be selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft.

2018 WNBA Draft order

First Round
1. Las Vegas Aces
2. Indiana Fever
3. Chicago Sky (from Atlanta)
4. Chicago Sky
5. Seattle Storm
6. Dallas Wings
7. Washington Mystics
8. Indiana Fever (from Phoenix)
9. Connecticut Sun
10. New York Liberty
11. Los Angeles Sparks
12. Phoenix Mercury (from Minnesota)

Second Round
13. Las Vegas Aces
14. Indiana Fever
15. Connecticut Sun (from Atlanta)
16. Atlanta Dream (from Chicago)
17. Minnesota Lynx (from Seattle)
18. Dallas Wings
19. Washington Mystics
20. Phoenix Mercury
21. Phoenix Mercury (from Connecticut)
22. New York Liberty
23. Los Angeles Sparks
24. Minnesota Lynx

Third Round
25. Las Vegas Aces
26. Phoenix Mercury (from Indiana via Las Vegas)
27. Atlanta Dream
28. Chicago Sky
29. Seattle Storm
30. Dallas Wings
31. Washington Mystics
32. Las Vegas Aces (from Phoenix)
33. Connecticut Sun
34. New York Liberty
35. Los Angeles Sparks
36. Minnesota Lynx

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Nick Evans
Asst. Sports Information Director


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