Just six UConn players have been picked in the top three of the WNBA Draft before this year. With Morgan Tuck's selection as the third pick in this year's draft, UConn's Class of 2016 dominated the field once more by becoming the first three players taken off the board.
Local Husky fans will have ample opportunities to watch Tuck play professionally as the Connecticut Sun made her the third overall pick. She'll be playing her home games in Mohegan Sun Arena, where she won three AAC tournament championships and saw her professional basketball dreams become a reality tonight.
Tuck dealt with a knee injury across her college career, sitting out parts of her freshman season before missing all but eight games in her sophomore campaign. The medical redshirt she earned that year gave her one more year of eligibility, but with the clock ticking on how long her knees would hold up Tuck, who will be earning her degree this year, has decided to turn the page on her college career. By the outcome it seems as though she made the right decision.
The 6-foot-2 forward was remarkably consistent for the Huskies in her final season, finishing second on the team in scoring (13.7 PPG) and rebounding (5.7 RPG) behind Stewart in both. Tuck also possesses great vision, particularly for a forward, averaging 3.5 assists per game.
Tuck will join former Husky Kelly Faris, who won two national championships at UConn before becoming the 11th overall pick by the Sun in the 2013 draft.
Best of luck to Morgan Tuck! I'm sure she'll have plenty of support playing right here in Connecticut.