Goodman Selected By Connecticut in the WNBA Draft
CORVALLIS – Oregon State standout Aleah Goodman has been selected with the No. 30 overall pick in the Thursday's WNBA Draft.
Goodman was taken with sixth pick of the third round by the Connecticut Sun. She is the sixth Oregon State player chosen over the last six WNBA Drafts, joining Jamie Weisner (2016), Ruth Hamblin (2016), Sydney Wiese (2017), Marie Gulich (2018) and Mikayla Pivec (2020).
"I think I bring confidence and I'm a competitor all-around," said Goodman. "Whatever is needed for the team, I am going to be that.
"Our coaches at Oregon State have taught me so much. I owe a lot to Oregon State – the community, the program – throughout these four years I have learned so much and gained so much knowledge, not only in basketball, but in life overall."
Goodman is a WBCA All-America Honorable Mention, an All-Pac-12 selection and an All-Pac-12 Defensive honorable mention. The senior earned Pac-12 Player of the Week as well as ESPNW National Player of the Week on Feb. 22, and led the Beavers with 16.2 points and 4.9 assists per game on the year.
Goodman ended her senior year leading the Pac-12 and second in the nation in 3-point percentage at 49.0 percent. The guard is 16th in program history with 1,162 career points, and is third in Beavers history for career 3-pointers made.
"We followed Aleah really closely," said Sun head coach Curt Miller. "What a floor general, what a great leader for Oregon State. You can tell when you talk to her that she comes across as a basketball IQ-person. She took a young Oregon State team a long way this year. She was just so efficient shooting the basketball."
As a team, Oregon State finished the season 12-8 and made its seventh-straight NCAA Tournament. The Beavers won nine of their final 12 games, with all three losses coming against teams that made the Final Four.
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