UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike was selected No. 1 by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA draft, joining her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen first in the league.
Odyssey Sims of Baylor went second to Tulsa and San Antonio took Notre Dame’s Kayla McBride with the third pick. New York drafted Alyssa Thomas of Maryland fourth before trading her to Connecticut as part of a deal to acquire 2012 MVP Tina Charles. The Indiana Fever selected Natasha Howard of Florida State with the fifth pick.
Penn State’s Maggie Lucas was picked in the second round, No. 21 overall, by Phoenix.
Peyton (1998) and Eli Manning (2004) are the only other set of siblings each to be taken No. 1 in a draft (NFL).