WNBA Team Drafts Mormon Basketball Star in Third Round

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Lexi Eaton Rydalch
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Lexi Eaton Rydalch, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was drafted into the WNBA last week.

The Seattle Storm drafted Rydalch as the 26th overall pick in the third round of the draft, according to Utah Valley 360. Rydalch tweeted her excitement, saying,

Rydalch played for Brigham Young University’s women’s basketball team. Rydalch’s BYU career led her to become the university’s second all-time leading scorer with 2,535 points. The 5 foot 10 inch guard was also named the West Coast Conference’s all-time leading scorer for both men and women’s teams.

The senior will graduate from BYU on April 21, 2016, and then head to training camp on April 24 to begin her WNBA career.

Kylie is a writer at LDS.net and graduate of BYU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She grew up in a Chicago suburb where she gained a passion for the Chicago Cubs. She enjoys writing and live event video production.