Logic taken by Atlanta


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The Atlanta Dream selected former Iowa women’s basketball player Sam Logic in the first round of the WNBA draft Thursday night.

Logic, who was one of 11 players invited to attend the draft in person, was selected with the 10th overall pick by the Dream, and she is the 12th Hawkeye to ever be selected in the draft. She is the first to be drafted in the first round since Toni Foster in 1996.

“This is an Atlanta team that really needs to shore up its point guard spot, and Sam Logic will do that for them,” an ESPN analyst said. “At 5-9, she can score, but she is so good at the other parts of the game. She is an outstanding passer — good at the dribble penetrate and the kick. She will get in there and rebound the basketball.”

The Wisconsion started all 135 games of her Iowa career, culminating in a Sweet 16 run to end her senior season last month in Oklahoma City. A health and human physiology major, Logic was a repeat Academic All-Big Ten award winner and was a 2015 nominee for the John R. Wooden Award

An all-time great in program history, Logic ranks 10th at Iowa in points (1,546), second all-time in rebounds (922), and first in assists (898).

She also is the only player in NCAA history to accumulate at least 1,500 career points, 800 rebounds, 800 assists, and 200 steals.

Logic is one of six former Big Ten players drafted. Former Gopher Amanda Zahui B. was taken second overall by the Tulsa Shock as well as Shae Kelly to the Minnesota Lynx (35th overall).

Rutgers’ Betnijah Laney went 17th to the Chicago Sky. The New York Liberty took Laurin Mincy of Maryland at No. 27.

Additionally, Iowa State’s Nikky Moody was taken at No. 33 by the San Antonio Stars. The New York Liberty took Kiah Stokes — a 2015 NCAA Champion at Connecticut and former Miss Iowa Basketball at Linn-Mar — one pick behind Logic at No. 11 overall.

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