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Draft Day Demographics 2014

Chelsea Gray was one of six Californians selected in the 2014 WNBA Draft. - Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Some factoids about the 2014 draft

OLDEST PLAYER DRAFTED

Inga Orekhova 11/10/1989

YOUNGEST PLAYER DRAFTED

Astou NDour 8/22/1994

Orekhova will almost certainly be the last player born in the 1980's to be drafted. The last 1970's born player to be drafted was Miriam Sy, the #33 pick of the 2006 draft. The last 1960's born player to be drafted was Teresa Edwards, the #14 pick of the 2003 draft.

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BY COUNTRY OF BIRTH

30 USA

2 Australia

2 Canada

1 Senegal

1 USSR

Yeah, I thought we were done with the Soviets too. Orekhova strikes again.

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BY STATE OF BIRTH (FOR US BORN PLAYERS)

6 California

3 Ohio

3 Pennsylvania

2 Kansas

2 New York

2 North Carolina

2 Texas

1 DC

1 Florida

1 Illinois

1 Kentucky

1 Louisiana

1 Maryland

1 Nebraska

1 New Jersey

1 Oregon

1 Utah

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BY ZODIAC

5 Pisces

4 Aries

4 Gemini

4 Leo

3 Cancer

3 Capricorn

3 Taurus

2 Aquarius

2 Libra

2 Sagittarius

2 Scorpio

2 Virgo

Five fish, but only one (Liston) in the first round.

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BY SCHOOL

BAYLOR

Odyssey Sims is the 10th Bear to be drafted and the 6th to go in the 1st round

BYU

Jennifer Hamson is the 3rd Cougar to be drafted

CALIFORNIA

Gennifer Brandon is the 5th Golden Bear to be drafted

CONNECTICUT

Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley are the 26th and 27th Huskies to be drafted and the 14th and 15th to go in the 1st round

DUKE

Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston are the 18th and 19th Blue Devils to be drafted and the 8th and 9th to go in the 1st round

FLORIDA STATE

Natasha Howard is the 9th Seminole to be drafted, the 2nd to go in the 1st round, and their highest pick ever!

GEORGIA TECH

Tyaunna Marshall is the 8th Yellow Jacket to be drafted

GONZAGA

Haiden Palmer is the 5th Bulldog to be drafted

KENTUCKY

DeNesha Stallworth is the 4th Wildcat to be drafted

LOUISVILLE

Shoni Schimmel, Antonita Slaughter, and Asia Taylor are the 5th, 6th, and 7th Cardinals to be drafted. Schimmel is the 2nd to go in the 1st round.

LSU

Theresa Plaisance is the 18th Tiger to be drafted

MARYLAND

Alyssa Thomas is the 15th Terrapin to be drafted and the 6th to go in the 1st round

MISSOURI

Bri Kulas is the 7th Tiger to be drafted

NC STATE

Markeisha Gatling and Kody Burke are the 13th and 14th Wolfpack members to be drafted. Gatling is the 4th to go in the 1st round

NEBRASKA

Jordan Hooper is the 6th Cornhusker to be drafted

NOTRE DAME

Kayla McBride and Natalie Achonwa are the 11th and 12th Fighting Irish to be drafted and the 5th and 6th to go in the 1st round. McBride is tied for the highest ever pick from Notre Dame.

OKLAHOMA STATE

Tiffany Bias is the 3rd Cowgirl to be drafted

PENN STATE

Maggie Lucas is the 14th Nittany Lion to be drafted

SOUTH FLORIDA

Inga Orekhova is the 4th Bull to be drafted

SOUTHERN MISS

Jamierra Faulkner is the 2nd Golden Eagle to be drafted

STANFORD

Chiney Ogwumike and Mikaela Ruef are the are 22nd and 23rd Cardinal to be drafted. Ogwumike is the 11th to go in the 1st round and the 2nd to go #1 overall!

TENNESSEE

Meighan Simmons is the 33rd Lady Vol to be drafted

USC

Cassie Harberts is the 11th Woman of Troy to be drafted

UTAH

Michelle Plouffe is the 5th Ute to be drafted

VANDERBILT

Christina Foggie is the 11th Commodore to be drafted

WEST VIRGINIA

Asya Bussie is the 5th Mountaineer to be drafted and their highest pick ever!

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BY NAME

Most of the names from this draft are unique, which is to say we've never had a Sims or a Bussie or a Ruef in the league before. No, Gray-Lawson is not the same as Gray. The ones with history:

HOWARD

Jennifer was not drafted but played in the league in 1999

LUCAS

Italee was drafted in 2011 but never made a roster

OGWUMIKE

Nneka was the #1 pick in 2012

PALMER

Wendy was selected in the 1997 Elite draft and was one of the stars of the league's early years

SLAUGHTER

Gwen was undrafted but played in the league in 2004

TAYLOR

Lindsay and Penny have played in the league. Erica, LaKeisha, and Megan were drafted but did not.

THOMAS

Carla, Christi, Jasmine, Krystal, LaToya, and Stacey played in the league. Bianca was drafted but did not.

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