Gonzaga's Standish invited to WNBA Draft

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by Gonzaga University / KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 11 at 6:28 PM

SPOKANE -- Gonzaga's Kayla Standish is one of just 15 prospects invited to this year's WNBA Draft. 

The draft is scheduled for Monday, April 16 at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. You can watch the first round live on ESPN2, while the second and third rounds will be broadcast on ESPNU and NBATV.

Standish’s invite marks the second-consecutive year a Bulldog has been invited to the draft. Courtney Vandersloot attended the draft last year and was the No. 3 overall pick, chosen by the Chicago Sky.

Standish, a two-time All-West Coast Conference honoree, helped Gonzaga to its third-straight Sweet Sixteen appearance this season. The senior averaged a team-best 16.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, while shooting an impressive 48.0 percent (214-of-446) from the field and 78.9 percent (127-of-161) at the charity stripe.

The 6-3 forward exploded in this post-season, averaging 23.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists over the Zags five games, including three NCAA Tournament contests. She shot 50.0 percent (43-of-86) from the field and 85.3 percent (29-of-34) at the free throw line.

Former Zag Vivian Frieson was the first-ever Gonzaga player drafted by the WNBA, getting selected 31st by the Tulsa Shock.

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