COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State guard Ameryst Alston was selected by the New York Liberty in the second round of the WNBA Draft on Thursday evening at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Alston is the first Buckeye to be selected in the WNBA Draft since Tayler Hill in 2013 and the 12th overall. She was the final pick in the second round and the 24th overall. Buckeye legend Katie Smith, who played 15 years in the WNBA, is an assistant coach for the Liberty.
Alston, a Canton, Ohio native was one of the best scorers in Ohio State history. She was one of six players in school history to score 2,000 career points and finished her career fourth in the scoring list with 2,165 points. She was also seventh in school history with 455 career assists.
Alston was a three-time first team All-Big Ten honoree becoming just the fifth Buckeye to earn the distinction three times. The model of consistency, Alston scored more than 600 points and dished-out over 110 assists each of the last three seasons. She went out with a bang in front of the home crowd as she tied a career-high with 39 points and five three-pointers on her Senior Day against Illinois on Feb. 21.
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