Former Penn State star Maggie Lucas saw her basketball career come full circle on Monday night when the Phoenix Mercury selected her with the 21st pick in the WNBA draft.
Phoenix finished 19-15 last season, good for third in the Western Conference. A second-round pick, Lucas was the second player selected by the Mercury, which used the 17th overall pick on Tiffany Bias of Oklahoma State.
The two-time Big Ten player of the year, Lucas scored 2,510 points in her career, second all-time at Penn State and fourth overall in the Big Ten. She averaged 21.0 points last season.
Lucas joins a roster that features probably the best player in the WNBA in forward Diana Taurasi. The Mercury last season added 6-8 center Brittney Griner with the top pick in the draft.