Breanna Stewart chosen with No. 1 pick in WNBA Draft, heading to Seattle

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(WTNH)–The Seattle Storm made one of the easiest decisions in WNBA Draft history official on Thursday, selecting UConn forward Breanna Stewart with the No. 1 pick.

Stewart averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in leading UConn to a fourth straight national title this season, also taking home a fourth straight Final Four Most Outstanding Player award.

She likely knew she’d be headed to Seattle when the Storm won the WNBA’s draft lottery back in September, but Stewart said it was still special to hear her name called.

“To actually see it happen, to actually be drafted that’s a memory that you’ll remember forever,” she told ESPN’s Holly Rowe. “Coming from UConn, having a championship mentality, I just want to have an impact in all different ways.”

Stewart will play alongside fellow UConn legend Sue Bird, who was selected No. 1 overall by the Storm in 2002. Seattle also has former UConn forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis on its roster. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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