Kansas Jayhawks' point guard Angel Goodrich will head just a few hours down the road to play professional basketball. On Monday night Goodrich was taken by Tulsa with the 30th overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft. Here is the full release from KU athletics:
Angel Goodrich, the all-time assist leader in Kansas history, became the sixth player in Kansas history to be chosen in the WNBA Draft, when the senior point guard was tabbed as the 29th pick overall by the Tulsa Shock in the third round of the 2013 WNBA Draft Monday night.
Goodrich, a product of Tahlequah, Okla., will return to her home state, as the Shock posted a 9-25 record last season. Goodrich joins Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins as the two Tulsa draft picks this season. The two point guards faced each other in the regional semifinal on March 31, in Norfolk, Va.
“It was neat to see my name pop up,” Goodrich said. “There was a lot of waiting and some anxiety, but as soon as (my name) came up my heart just started pounding. It’s awesome that I will be so close to home. This is such a blessing, because it’s so close. It’s right there. There will be a lot of people supporting me and cheering me on. This is really a dream come true.”
Goodrich finished her career with 1,262 points and 771 assists, the third-highest total in the Big 12 Conference history.