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Former Utah Women’s Basketball Star Alissa Pili Goes No. 8 Overall In 2024 WNBA Draft

Apr 15, 2024, 6:42 PM | Updated: Apr 16, 2024, 2:59 pm

Utah Utes forward Alissa Pili (35) looks to shoot the ball while Washington Huskies forward Dalayah...

Utah Utes forward Alissa Pili (35) looks to shoot the ball while Washington Huskies forward Dalayah Daniels (14) posts up against her at the Hunstman Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 2, 2024. (Marielle Scott, Deseret News)

(Marielle Scott, Deseret News)

BROOKLYN, NY – Former Utah women’s basketball star Alissa Pili is heading to Minnesota after the Lynx took her No. 8 overall in the 2024 WNBA Draft.

Pili really turned heads as a prospect after posting up 37 points on the eventual National Champion South Carolina Gamecocks early in the year. Her performance was so strong that head coach Dawn Staley noted during a break in the game that they “could not stop her”.

The former Utah star is just one of many headliners in a strong 2024 WNBA class that many hope will have the same effect on the pro game as they did in college.

Who Was Taken In The Top 10 Of The 2024 WNBA Draft?

  1. Caitlin Clark- Indiana Fever
  2. Cameron Brink- LA Sparks
  3. Kamilla Cardoso- Chicago Sky
  4. Rickea Jackson- LA Sparks
  5. Jacy Sheldon- Dallas Wings
  6. Aaliyah Edwards- Washington Mystics
  7. Angel Reese- Chicago Sky
  8. Alissa Pili- Minnesota Lynx
  9. Carla Leite- Dallas Wings
  10. Leila Lacan- Connecticut Sun

Alissa Pili ‘Wows’ In Custom Dress That Celebrates Her Samoan Heritage At 2024 WNBA Draft

Pili didn’t disappoint on the WNBA Draft orange carpet wearing a custom-made dress that celebrates her Samoan heritage.

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Former Utah Women’s Basketball Star Alissa Pili Goes No. 8 Overall In 2024 WNBA Draft