September 20, 2014

NU’s Moore picked in first round of WNBA draft

BRISTOL, CT - APRIL 15:  WNBA President Laurel Richie poses with Lindsey Moore after being drafted number twelve overall by Minnesota Lynx during the 2013 WNBA Draft Presented By State Farm on April 15, 2013 at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

WNBA President Laurel Richie poses with Lindsey Moore after being drafted number twelve overall by Minnesota Lynx during the 2013 WNBA Draft. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lindsey Moore became the third first-round pick in Nebraska history, when she was selected with the 12th overall pick by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2013 WNBA Draft on Monday night.   Moore joins former Husker WNBA first-rounders Kelsey Griffin (2010) and Nicole Kubik (2000). Moore is also the fourth member of Nebraska’s 2010 starting five to get an opportunity to play in the WNBA, joining Griffin (Connecticut Sun, 2010-13), Cory Montgomery (3rd Round, New York Liberty, 2010) and Yvonne Turner (San Antonio Silver Stars, 2013 Training Camp).

Moore led Nebraska to the 2012 NCAA Sweet 16, closing her career as the Huskers’ all-time assist leader. She started (132) and won (94) more games than any other player in Nebraska history during her four-year career, while becoming the only Husker starter to play in a pair of NCAA Sweet 16s in her career.

As a senior in 2012-13, Moore led Nebraska to a 25-9 overall record that included a 12-4 Big Ten mark. She averaged 15.1 points, 3.6 assists, 5.7 assists and 1.8 steals, while shooting 46.8 percent from the field, 38.2 percent from three-point range and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. She ranked among the top 10 players in the Big Ten in six statistical categories, including No. 1 in assist-to-turnover ratio.

WNBA Training Camp officially begins on Sunday, May 5. The Lynx open their preseason schedule against the Washington Mystics on Saturday, May 18 in Bismarck, N.D. They follow with their final preseason tuneup against Kelsey Griffin and the Connecticut Sun in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 21.

Minnesota’s regular-season opener will be played on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. against Griffin and the Sun at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. The Lynx are coming off a 2012 season when they advanced to the WNBA Finals.

2013 WNBA First Round

1. Brittney Griner, Baylor (Phoenix Mercury)

2. Elena Delle Donne, Delaware (Chicago Sky)

3. Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame (Tulsa Shock)

4. Tayler Hill, Ohio State (Washington Mystics)

5. Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M (New York Liberty)

6. Tianna Hawkins, Maryland (Seattle Storm)

7. Toni Young, Oklahoma State (New York Liberty)

8. Kayla Alexander, Syracuse (San Antonio Silver Stars)

9. Layshia Clarendon, California (Indiana Fever)

10. A’dia Mathies, Kentucky (Los Angeles Sparks)

11. Kelly Farris, Connecticut (Connecticut Sun)

12. Lindsey Moore, Nebraska (Minnesota Lynx)