CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior guard Adrienne Motley of the University of Miami women’s basketball team was selected by the Indiana Fever in the third round of the 2017 WNBA Draft Thursday night.
The 5-foot-9-inch Motley was chosen with the eighth pick of the round, No. 32 overall, at Samsung 837 in New York live on ESPNU.
Motley is the fifth player in program history to be selected in the WNBA Draft, following Octavia Blue (No. 15 in 1998), Tamara James in (No. 8 in 2006), Shenise Johnson (No. 5 in 2012) and Riquna Williams (No. 17 in 2012).
A three-time All-ACC selection and 2015-16 WBCA All-America Honorable Mention, Motley is the first Hurricane to be drafted by the Fever. Johnson, the 2010-11 ACC Player of the Year, has averaged 10.4 points per game over the past two seasons with Indiana.
Motley concluded her career in the top 10 of nine statistical categories at Miami, including ranking second in games started (126), fourth in 3-pointers made (169) and sixth in scoring (1,844). She finished in the top 10 in both 3-point percentage (No. 8, .354) and free throw percentage (No. 10, .750).
A two-year team captain from Newport News, Va., Motley was a Senior CLASS Award finalist and holds the program record for points in an NCAA Tournament game with 30.