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Mosqueda-Lewis, Stokes Selected in First Round of WNBA Draft

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The NCAA's all-time leading 3-point shooter joins the Seattle Storm while UConn's single-season blocked shots record holder is heading to New York.

Kiah Stokes (left) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis are the 17th and 18th Huskies selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
Kiah Stokes (left) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis are the 17th and 18th Huskies selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
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Fresh off their third straight national championship, UConn women's basketball stars Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kiah Stokes are heading to the WNBA, where they will be surrounded by some of the best UConn players of all time.

For the second straight season, two Huskies were selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft. Mosqueda-Lewis was selected by the Seattle Storm with the third overall pick Thursday night. Stokes was selected 11th overall by the New York Liberty, who made a trade with the Minnesota Lynx to acquire the pick.

Mosqueda-Lewis and Stokes are the 17th and 18th first round selections in UConn women's basketball history.

Both will be the third UConn player on their team. Mosqueda-Lewis joins Sue Bird and Renee Montgomery in Seattle. Stokes will be teammates with Swin Cash and Tina Charles.

Mosqueda-Lewis and Stokes each left their mark at UConn, on top of becoming the second class in program history to win three straight national championships. Stokes set a single-season record in 2014-15 with 128 blocked shots. Mosqueda-Lewis, meanwhile, set the NCAA record for career 3-pointers with 398.

Seattle was the big winner at the WNBA Draft. Mosqueda-Lewis has been on the Storm's radar for a long time, so they were happy to see her sitting at No. 3.

The Storm also had the No. 1 pick in the draft. They used that to select Jewell Loyd, the junior from Notre Dame who declared after the national championship game.

Former Husky Michala Johnson was selected 28th overall by Minnesota. Johnson played for the Huskies during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons before transferring to Wisconsin. She will reunite with former UConn teammate Maya Moore in the WNBA.