Dream select Australian teenager with No. 12 pick in WNBA draft

The Dream selected Nyadiew Puoch with the 12th overall pick in the 2024 WNBA draft Monday.

The 19-year-old has already played two seasons in Australia’s WNBL, and a championship with the Southside Flyers last season, under her belt.

With the 20th overall pick, the Dream selected another Australian teenager -- Isabel Borlase.

And later selected Italian Matilde Villa with its third round pick ....

“We’re super excited to be able to add these young talented players” Dream coach Tanisha Wright said. “We like what we’ve seen them do at such a young age and we expect them to grow their game into the future.” “We are excited to be able to infuse this young talent into our group.”

Added general manager Dan Padover: “(Puoch) is a long athletic wing, who immediately brings energy to your team. She’s great in the open court and to [Wright’s] point she’s 19-years-old, with great athletic ability and will continue to add to her game. We really like what the future could hold for this 19-year-old.”

The Dream will begin their 2024 schedule with a pair of road games -- May 15 at L.A. Sparks and May 18 at Phoenix. Home opener set for May 21 against Dallas.

Two of college basketball’s headline players last season -- Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese -- were selected in the first round Monday and will play in Atlanta for the first time in June (Clark with the Indiana Fever on the 21st) and July (Reese with the Chicago Sky on the 2nd).