Dream select point guard in WNBA draft

The Dream selected Samantha Logic, a 5-foot-9 point guard from Iowa, with the 10th pick in the WNBA draft Thursday.

Logic was the only player in the history of women’s college basketball to finish her career with at least 1,500 points, 900 rebounds, 800 assists and 200 steals.

She became the fourth consensus All-American for the Hawkeyes after averaging 13.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game last season.

The Dream were 19-15 in winning the East Conference last year. The team returns most of its integral players including centers Erika de Souza and Aneika Henry, forwards Sancho Lyttle and Angel McCoughtry and guards Tiffany Hayes, Jasmine Thomas, Celine Dumerc and Shoni Schimmel.

General manager Angela Taylor said before the draft that the team could go any number of ways, including picking the best player available or one with a particular skill set, such as 3-point shooting, something the Dream were horrible at last season.

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Logic would seem to fit both slots after making 88 3-pointers in 270 attempts in her career with the Hawkeyes. She also finished with sixth triple-doubles in career and finished her career as the NCAA’s active assists leader (898).

The Dream did not have a pick in the second round, but had two in the third. With the fifth pick of the round (29th overall) they chose 5-7 guard Ariel Massengale of Tennessee, and with the 10th pick they chose 6-3 center Lauren Okafor of James Madison.

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