In North Carolina’s 72-65 Sweet 16 loss to Stanford on March 26, forward Jessica Breland had just two points.
The 6-foot-3 forward’s rare underwhelming performance might have been her last showing as a Tar Heel, but it won’t be the final game of her basketball career.
In Monday’s WNBA Draft, Breland was selected 13th overall by the Minnesota Lynx before being traded to the New York Liberty. UNC guard Italee Lucas was selected by the Tulsa Shock as the 21st overall pick.
Coach Sylvia Hatchell was overjoyed with how it turned out.
“Our style of play, the WNBA loves it,” Hatchell said. “The most important thing is not the number they go, but the fit. I think for both of them it’s a good fit.”