Moore Invited to WNBA Draft
Lincoln - Nebraska's Lindsey Moore is one of 12 collegiate women's basketball players invited to attend the WNBA Draft presented by State Farm in person at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn..
Moore, a 5-9 senior point guard from Covington, Wash., received her official invitation from the WNBA Thursday to attend the league's 2013 draft, which will be televised live by ESPN2 on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
Moore will join 2013 collegians Brittney Griner (Baylor), Elena Delle Donne (Delaware), Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame), Alex Bentley (Penn State), Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M), Layshia Clarendon (California), Kelly Faris (Connecticut), Tianna Hawkins (Maryland), Tayler Hill (Ohio State), Sugar Rodgers (Georgetown) and Toni Young (Oklahoma State) in attendance at the draft.
Moore becomes the second Husker in the past four years to be invited to the WNBA Draft as a potential first-round pick, joining former NU All-American forward Kelsey Griffin (2010). Griffin was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Minnesota Lynx, before being traded minutes later to the Connecticut Sun. Griffin earned WNBA All-Rookie honors for the Sun in 2010 and enters her fourth season on the Sun roster in 2013.
Moore was a two-time finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, presented to the nation's top point guard. She earned honorable-mention All-America accolades from the Associated Press in 2013, after leading the Huskers to their second NCAA Sweet 16 in her four years in Lincoln. Before Moore's arrival, Nebraska had never advanced to the Sweet 16.
She closed her career as Nebraska's all-time leader in assists (699), games started (132), minutes played (4,360) and victories (94). Moore ended her Nebraska career ranked No. 11 in scoring (1,673), No. 9 in steals (208) and No. 4 in three-pointers made (173).
As a senior, Moore averaged 15.1 points, 5.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals while leading the Huskers in overall field goal percentage (.468) and three-point field goal percentage (.382). She also hit 80.7 percent of her free throws. She ranked among the top 15 players in the Big Ten in seven statistical categories, including No. 1 in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.14).
Nebraska finished with a 25-9 record and a 12-4 Big Ten mark during Moore's senior season, the second-highest victory totals in school history.
Moore was a two-time All-Big Ten selection and a two-time Big Ten All-Tournament Team pick. She was an honorable-mention All-Big 12 choice as a sophomore in 2010-11, after earning Big 12 All-Freshman honors in 2009-10.
As a freshman, Moore helped Griffin and the Huskers to the best season in school history, finishing with a 32-2 record and Big 12 regular-season title. Moore became the first freshman point guard in NCAA Division I history to start every game for a team that finished a regular season undefeated.
ESPN2 will televise the first round of the WNBA Draft live starting at 7 p.m. on Monday. Full coverage of the second and third rounds will continue on ESPNU at 8 p.m.
Huskers in the WNBA Draft
- Kelsey Griffin, 6-2, F, 2010 (1st Round, No. 3 Pick, Minnesota Lynx/Traded to Connecticut)
- Cory Montgomery, 6-2, F, 2010 (3rd Round, No. 25 Pick, New York Liberty)
- Kiera Hardy, 5-6, G, 2007 (3rd Round, No. 38 Pick, Connecticut Sun)
- Nicole Kubik, 5-10, G, 2000 (1st Round, No. 15 Pick, Los Angeles Sparks)
Other Huskers in the WNBA
- Yvonne Turner, 5-8, G, 2013 (Training Contract with San Antonio Silver Stars)
- Danielle Page, 6-2, F, 2008 (Free Agent, spent 2008 season with Connecticut Sun)
- Anna DeForge, 5-11, G, 2000-09 (Two-time WNBA All-Star, 2004, 2007; played with Detroit, Phoenix, Indiana and Minnesota)