Jill Barta got her name called in the 2018 WNBA Draft. That was just the start of an eventful night for the former Zag.
Las Vegas picked Barta in the third round with the 32nd overall pick. The Aces then dealt the 2018 WCC Player of the Year to Minnesota.
Barta averaged 18.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in her final season in the Kennel. She announced in March her plans to skip her senior season.
She told 406MTSports.com about the possibility of an WNBA career, "We'll give it a shot and see what happens".
The Montana native's plans weren't clear when she made the decision. Barta told the Great Falls Tribune she intended to return to her home state and begin a career in special education. She has also left open the possibility of a professional career.
The 6-foot-3-inch forward will have a chance to step onto the floor for the league's top franchise. The Lynx won the WNBA title in 2017, and have claimed four of the league's last seven championships.