Loryn Goodwin was drafted in the second round of the 2018 WNBA Draft Thursday evening. Goodwin will stay close to home after the Cypress, Texas native was drafted No. 18 overall by the Dallas Wings. Goodwin was a key part of this 2017-2018 Cowgirl Basketball squad that went to the NCAA Tournament.
With the 18th pick in the 2018 #WNBADraft, the @DallasWings select @Lorynbabyy from #okstate pic.twitter.com/rPzSarVVL5— Cowgirl Basketball (@OSUWBB) April 13, 2018
Goowin had a 41.2 field goal percentage and was 26.2 percent from the 3-point line. She scored 660 points last year and averaged 20.6 PPG. She also was great defensively getting 185 defensive boards 111 steals and four blocks on the year.
This is what Goodwin had to say when the moment happened:
Thank you for including #okstate as part of your incredible journey @Lorynbabyy! Good luck with the @DallasWings! #WNBADraft pic.twitter.com/e4dL6jUZRj— Cowgirl Basketball (@OSUWBB) April 13, 2018
Goodwin is the fifth Cowgirl to be drafted, and the first since Brittney Martin was drafted No. 25 overall by the San Antonio Stars in the 2016 WNBA draft. Andrea Riley (No. 8 overall by Los Angeles in 2010), Toni Young (No. 7 overall by New York in 2013) and Tiffany Bias (No. 17 overall by Phoenix in 2014) round out the five former Cowgirls to go pro.
Teammate Kaylee Jensen was also projected to be drafted, but would end up going undrafted. Jensen averaged a double-double last season, scoring 18.5 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game. She shot 51.4 percent from the floor, and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. Expect the 6’4 center to sign as a free agent in the coming days.
Good luck with your future endeavors ladies and thank you for your contributions to Cowgirl basketball.