TUCSON, Ariz.- Arizona senior point guard Dee-Dee Wheeler today was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks as the 26th overall pick in the second round of the WNBA Draft. She was the Sparks’ first pick of the draft and Arizona’s highest-ever draft pick.
An Associated Press and Kodak honorable mention All-American as a senior, Wheeler finished her career as Arizona’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,966 points. She also ranks first in the Wildcat career record books in games played (124), games started (118), minutes played (4,032), minutes per game average (32.5) and steals (304), and ranks in the Top 10 in 13 other statistical categories.
Wheeler led this year’s team the second round of the NCAA Tournament.