Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike drafted No. 1 by Sun

Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike drafted No. 1 by Sun
April 14, 2014, 5:15 pm
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Chiney Ogwumike finished her career at Stanford as the Pac-12's all time leading scorer (2,737) and rebounder (1,567). (AP)

UNCASVILLE, Conn.  —  Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike has been selected as the No. 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA draft.

Ogwumike on Monday night joined her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen No. 1 in the WNBA. STATS says Peyton and Eli Manning are the only other siblings to be taken No. 1 in the history of the four major sports.

Chiney Ogwumike finished her stellar career at Stanford as the top scorer and rebounder in Pac-12 history.

The choice of the two-time AP All-American drew loud cheers from the crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena, where Connecticut plays its home games. This was the first time fans were allowed to attend the draft since it was held in Tampa in 2008.

 

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