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WNBA Draft 2011: Brittany Spears Drafted By Phoenix Mercury

On Monday, the WNBA held its 2011 draft, and if anyone knows anything about women's basketball on any level it's probably Maya Moore, the top player in the nation. The former UConn Huskies player went first overall to the Minnesota Lynx. Not to slight these athletes and their abilities, but none of them is a household name.

However, CU students and followers may know about Brittany Spears, one of the top players in school history. She went to the Phoenix Mercury with the seventh pick of the second round, 19th overall. According to CU's release, Spears is just the fourth player from the school selected in the WNBA draft and the first since 2002. Those other players are: Isabelle Fijalkowski (2nd overall, 1997), Raegan Scott (3rd round, 1997) and Mandy Nightingale (3rd round, 2002).

She holds the school record for points in a career with 2,185. Her 17.2 points per game is second in school history and one of 13 other top 10 records that she holds at CU.

If the 6-foot-1 forward makes the Mercury's roster, Spears will play with one of the top WNBA talents in Diana Taurasi.

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