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Louisville All-American Schimmell gets call to WNBA, joins Atlanta Dream as eighth pick

Louisville’s All-American guard Shoni Schimmel was selected as the eighth pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream at the at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Schimmel will play along former Louisville great Angel McCoughtry.

UofL All-American Shoni Schimmel (Photo from UofL Athletics)

UofL All-American Shoni Schimmel (Photo from UofL Athletics)

Schimmel finished her Louisville career with 387 made three-point shots, five shy of the NCAA Division I mark of 392 held by Kansas State’s Laurie Koehn. Schimmel, a 2014 All-American, holds the school record for career three-pointers and also set the school record, knocking down 118 treys in her senior season. Schimmel also owns the school record for threes in a game, connecting on nine against Memphis this season. Schimmel finished the year leading the team in three-point field goal percentage at 37.6. She finished her career at Louisville hitting 34.4 percent from behind the arc.

She led the Cardinals in scoring with 17.1 points per game this season. She also led the Cardinals in assists with 3.8 per game. She became the second player in school history to score 2,000 career points along with McCoughtry. She finished her career ranked second on Louisville’s all-time scoring list with 2,174 points. Schimmel also has dished out 600 assists and pulled down 552 rebounds.

Previous University of Louisville WNBA Draft Picks: 2009 WNBA Draft – Angel McCoughtry (1st Pick, Atlanta Dream); Candyce Bingham (39th Pick, San Antonio Silver Stars); 2003 WNBA Draft – Lori Nero (19th Pick, Houston Comets); 2000 WNBA Draft – Jill Morton (34th Pick, Charlotte Sting).

(From UofLAthletics)

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