For only the third time in school history, the Iowa State women’s basketball team has had multiple players taken in the WNBA Draft. Aplington native Chelsea Poppens went in the middle of the second round last night, taken by the Seattle Storm with the 18th pick.
Poppens says her agent told her the Storm were looking at her and she’s happy to have been picked. With finals approaching and her first venture into pro basketball, this is proving to be a hectic time.
Fellow Iowa State senior Anna Prins was also taken in the second round, going to the Connecticut Sun with the 23rd pick. “We are both happy for each other, to be going through this together, we are both excited to have this opportunity,” Poppens says.
The Seattle Storm also picked Iowa State’s Alison Lacey in the WNBA Draft in 2010. Prins is the second Iowa State player picked by Connecticut, following Lindsey Wilson in 2003.
By Austin Draude KLMJ Hampton