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St. John's stars Nadirah McKenith (left) and Shenneika Smith were the first two drafted in program history. - Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Some factoids about the 2013 WNBA draft

OLDEST PLAYER DRAFTED

Whitney Hand born 8/16/1989

YOUNGEST PLAYER DRAFTED

Olcay Cakir born 7/13/1993

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BY COUNTRY OF BIRTH

29 USA

1 Bahamas

1 Belgium

1 Canada

1 France

1 Jamaica

1 Turkey

1 Ukraine

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BY STATE OF BIRTH (FOR US BORN PLAYERS)

4 Texas

3 Arizona

3 Indiana

2 Florida

2 Minnesota

2 Tennessee

1 California

1 Colorado

1 DC

1 Delaware

1 Iowa

1 Kentucky

1 New Jersey

1 North Carolina

1 Oklahoma

1 South Carolina

1 Virginia

1 Washington

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BY ZODIAC

4 Aquarius

4 Capricorn

4 Pisces

4 Taurus

4 Virgo

3 Aries

3 Leo

3 Sagittarius

2 Cancer

2 Gemini

2 Libra

1 Scorpio

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BY SCHOOL

Arizona: Davellyn White is the 8th Wildcat to be drafted and the highest ever selected

Baylor: Brittney Griner and Brooklyn Pope are the 8th and 9th Bears to be drafted. Griner is the 5th to go in the 1st round and the highest ever selected

California: Layshia Clarendon is the 4th Golden Bear to be drafted, the 2nd to go in the 1st round, and the highest ever selected

Colorado: Chucky Jeffery is the 5th Buffalo to be drafted

Connecticut: Kelly Faris is the 25th Husky to be drafted and the 13th to go in the 1st round

Delaware: Elena Delle Donne is the 2nd Blue Hen to be drafted, the 1st to go in the 1st round, and the highest ever selected

Florida: Jennifer George is the 17th Gator to be drafted

Georgetown: Sugar Rodgers is the 3rd Hoya to be drafted

Georgia: Jasmine Hassell, Jasmine James, and Anne Marie Armstrong are the 18th, 19th, and 20th Bulldogs to be drafted

Iowa State: Chelsea Poppens and Anna Prins are the 12th and 13th Cyclones to be drafted

Kansas: Angel Goodrich is the 7th Jayhawk to be drafted

Kansas State: Brittany Chambers is the 7th Wildcat to be drafted

Kentucky: A'dia Mathies is the 3rd Wildcat to be drafted, the 2nd to go in the 1st round, and the highest ever selected

Maryland: Tianna Hawkins and Diandra Tchatchouang are the 13th and 14th Terrapins to be drafted. Hawkins is the 5th to go in the 1st round

Nebraska: Lindsey Moore is the 5th Cornhusker to be drafted and the 3rd to go in the 1st round

North Carolina: Waltiea Rolle is the 19th Tar Heel to be drafted

Notre Dame: Skylar Diggins is the 10th Fighting Irish to be drafted, the 4th to go in the 1st round, and tied for the highest ever selected

Ohio State: Tayler Hill is the 10th Buckeye to be drafted and the 4th to go in the 1st round

Oklahoma: Whitney Hand is the 14th Sooner to be drafted

Oklahoma State: Toni Young is the 2nd Cowgirl to be drafted, the 2nd to go in the 1st round, and the highest ever selected

Penn State: Alex Bentley and Nikki Greene are the 12th and 13th Nittany Lions to be drafted

South Florida: Andrea Smith is the 3rd Bull to be drafted

St John's: Nadirah McKenith and Shennieka Smith are the 1st and 2nd Red Storm to be drafted. Obviously McKenith is the highest ever selected.

Syracuse: Kayla Alexander is the 2nd Orange to be drafted, the 1st to go in the 1st round, and the highest ever selected

Tennessee: Kamiko Williams is the 32nd Lady Vol to be drafted

Texas A&M: Kelsey Bone is the 11th Aggie to be drafted, the 1st to go in the 1st round, and the highest ever selected

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BY NAME

Most of the names from this draft are unique, which is to say we've never had a Griner or a Hawkins or an Iagupova in the WNBA before. The ones with history:

Alexander: Kayla is the 3rd to be drafted, after Kachine and Marte. The only Alexander who has played in the league was Erin, who was undrafted.

Chambers: Brittany is the 2nd to be drafted, after Cori.

Greene: Nikki is the 2nd to be drafted, after Kalana

Hill: Tayler is the 1st to be drafted, but E.C. played in 2000 and 2001

James: Jasmine is the 2nd to be drafted, after Tamara

Moore: Lindsey is the 7th to be drafted, after Jackie, Jessica, Loree, Maya, Tamara, and Yolanda. Navonda and Penny also played in the league

Smith: Shenneika and Andrea are the 15th and 16th to be drafted. Jenna, Khara, Rhonda, and Tanisha never played in the league after being selected. Aiysha, Brooke, Charlotte, Christy, Crystal, Jennifer, Kim, Tangela, Tyresa, and Wanisha did play in the league after selection. Charmin, Katie, and LaCharlotte also played in the league without being drafted.

Williams: Kamiko is the 13th to be drafted. Marlena and Tere did not play in the league after being selected. Adrain, Angelina, Debra, Kim, Lenae, Natalie, Riquna, Rita, Shaquala, and Toccara did play in the league after being selected. Beverly and Tara played in the league without being drafted.

Young: Toni is the 4th to be drafted, after Carolyn, Sophia, and Tamera.

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