Kansas State guard Brittany Chambers and Kansas guard Angel Goodrich were chosen in the WNBA Draft on Monday night.
Chambers was taken 22nd overall with the 10th pick in the second round by the Los Angeles Sparks. Also Monday, former Wildcat Jalana Childs was invited to participate in the Phoenix Mercury's training camp.
Chambers, who is one of four Big 12 players to register 2,000 career points, 850 career rebounds and 350 career assists, is the seventh K-State player selected during the WNBA Draft. Chambers helped the Wildcats reach the semifinals of the Women's NIT this season.
Los Angeles, coached by Carol Ross, finished second in the Western Conference regular season standings with a 24-10 record during the 2012 season. The Sparks advanced to the Western Conference Finals, falling to the 2011 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx.
Goodrich, an Oklahoma native, was chosen 29th overall with the fifth pick of the third round by the Tulsa Shock. She will be joined on the Shock by Notre Dame point guard Skylar Diggins. The two players went head-to-head in the Sweet 16 of this year's NCAA Tournament when the top-seeded Irish beat the Jayhawks, who had reached the regional semifinals for the second straight year as a double-digit seed.
“It was neat to see my name pop up,” Goodrich said. “There was a lot of waiting and some anxiety, but as soon as (my name) came up my heart just started pounding. It’s awesome that I will be so close to home. This is such a blessing, because it’s so close. It’s right there. There will be a lot of people supporting me and cheering me on. This is really a dream come true.”
Goodrich finished her career with 1,262 points and 771 assists, the third-highest total in the Big 12. She is the first Jayhawk selected in the WNBA Draft since the Connecticut Sun selected Danielle McCray with the seventh pick of the 2010 draft and sixth overall. Tulsa finished 9-25 last season and is coached by Gary Kloppenburg.