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SWK and Jones taken top 10 in WNBA Draft

After remarkable careers and All-American senior seasons, the dynamic Terps duo of Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough joined the professional ranks as they were both selected in the Top 10 in Thursday’s WNBA draft.

Walker-Kimbrough won’t be going too far as she was taken with the sixth overall pick by the Washington Mystics. Jones was taken just two picks later by the Connecticut Sun. Both will have former Terps to guide them in their transition to the pros. Former Terps Tianna Hawkins and Kristi Toliver both play for the Mystics and Lynette Kizer and Alyssa Thomas play for the Sun.

Walker-Kimbrough and Jones are the 12th and 13th players under Brenda Frese to be talented. Ten of those players have been selected in the top 10. This is the third time two Terps have been selected in the top 10 picks. In the program’s history, 17 players have been drafted.

Walker-Kimbrough averaged 18.8 points per game while shooting 45-percent from the floor. She also had 125 assists. Her sharp-shooting ability saw her make 45.9-percent of her 3-point attempts in her career, the best mark in program history. She finished her career fourth all-time on Maryland’s scoring list with 2,156 points.

Jones led Maryland with 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds as a senior. Her 697 points this year set a program record. She also led the nation with a 69.0-percent shooting percentage. Her career 65-percent shooting is the most in Big Ten history. She is third in Terps history with 1,209 career boards and is tied for fifth all-time with 1,928 points.

The duo led Maryland to three straight Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and both the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Final Fours.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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