April 10, 2014
NEW YORK – Senior center Markeisha Gatling of the No. 21 NC State women’s basketball team has been invited to attend the 2014 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft, the Association announced on Thursday.
The 2014 WNBA Draft will take place Monday, April 14 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The first round of the draft will be covered live on ESPN2 while rounds two and three will be broadcast on ESPNU beginning at 9 p.m. The draft will take place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
Should she be drafted, Gatling would become the 14th NC State women’s basketball player in program history to be selected in the WNBA Draft.
Markeisha Gatling | Senior Center | Raleigh, N.C.
Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention … All-ACC first team (Blue Ribbon Panel) ... All-ACC first team (coaches vote) ... 2014 Wade Trophy watch list ... 2014 Naismith Midseason Top 30 ... WBCA Division I All-America Regional Nominee ... Averaged 17.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game ... Improved her average scoring output by 81 percent from the 2012-13 season to the 2013-14 season ... Improved her average rebounding output by 14 percent from the 2012-13 season to the 2013-14 season ... Most accurate shooter in the country since Dec. 22, 2013 ... Her 2013-14 season was the single most accurate in program history (66.3 percent) ... Ended her NC State career as the most accurate shooter in program history (62.8 percent) ... Scored in double figures in 31 straight games to end the year (47 in her career) ... Scored 20+ points on 14 occasions ... Recorded five double-doubles on the year ... Scored a career-high 28 points in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over RV/RV Syracuse ... Dished out a career-high five assists in the win over Morgan State ... Named ACC Player of the Week on Dec. 23, 2013 ... Eclipsed 500 career points in the win over No. 12 LSU ... Scored 20+ points in five straight games from Dec. 5-30 ... Collected a career-high 15 rebounds in the Jan. 5 win over No. 20 Syracuse.
Take a look at NC State’s history in the WNBA Draft below.
1997 WNBA Draft:
Andrea Stinson: Initial Player Allocation … 2nd pick … Charlotte Sting
Rhonda Mapp: Elite Draft … 1st round, 3rd overall pick … Charlotte Sting
Sharon Manning: College Draft … 2nd round, 10th overall pick … Charlotte Sting
Trena Trice: College Draft … 3rd round, 22nd overall pick … New York Liberty
Umeki Webb: College Draft … 3rd round, 24th overall pick … Phoenix Mercury
1999 WNBA Draft:
Chasity Melvin: 1st round, 11th overall pick … Cleveland Rockers
2000 WNBA Draft:
Summer Erb: 1st round, 11th overall pick … Charlotte Sting
2001 WNBA Draft:
Tynesha Lewis: 2nd round, 31st overall pick … Houston Comets
2004 WNBA Draft:
Kaayla Chones: 2nd round, 15th overall pick … Washington Mystics
2006 WNBA Draft:
Tiffany Stansbury: 3rd round, 29th overall pick … Houston Comets
2007 WNBA Draft:
Gillian Goring: 3rd round, 32nd overall pick … Washington Mystics
Ashley Key: 3rd round, 35th overall pick … Indiana Fever
2008 WNBA Draft:
Khadijah Whittington: 2nd round, 26th overall pick … Indiana Fever