Lynx Select Devereaux Peters with the Third Overall Pick


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Peters was the 2011 and 2012 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year

 

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today selected Notre Dame forward Devereaux Peters with the third overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft. Peters, a 6-2 forward from Chicago, Ill., averaged personal bests in points (11.8 ppg), rebounds (9.3 rpg) and assists (2.1 apg) last season as a fifth-year senior.

“We’re excited to welcome Devereaux to the organization,” said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. “With the third pick, we were looking to improve to our team’s depth. Devereaux’s tremendous energy, especially on the defensive end, will be a valuable asset for our team in the years to come.”

A two-time BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and All-BIG EAST First Team member, Peters finished her career as only the second player in school history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 150 blocks and 150 steals. She finished her career averaging 10.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals in 22.3 minutes per contest.

As a senior last season, Peters helped lead the Irish to their second NCAA Championship game in as many seasons. She was a finalist for the WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year as well as an AP All-American honorable mention. Johnson finished the season as the only BIG EAST player to rank in the top ten in the conference in the three major defensive categories, ranking first in rebounding, third in blocked shots (2.0 bpg) and ninth in steals (2.0 spg).

Minnesota still has five picks remaining in today’s draft, including the 12th overall pick in the first round. The Lynx also have three second round picks (18, 19, 20) and one third round selection (31).

 

Devereaux Peters College Statistics

     

FIELD GOALS

FREE THROWS

REBOUNDS

           

SEASON

G

MIN

FG

FGA

PCT

FT

FTA

PCT

OFF

DEF

TOT

AVG

AST

BLK

STL

PTS

AVG

2007-08

23

468

82

157

.522

42

56

.750

57

72

129

5.6

23

45

39

206

9.0

2008-09

3

61

11

16

.688

0

3

.000

3

10

13

4.3

5

6

5

22

7.3

2009-10

25

455

67

139

.482

33

60

.550

48

91

139

5.6

27

30

34

167

6.7

2010-11

39

953

195

329

.593

75

103

.728

128

165

293

7.5

63

68

66

465

11.9

2011-12

39

945

186

342

.544

87

130

.669

144

219

363

9.3

83

78

78

459

11.8

TOTALS

129

2882

541

983

.550

237

352

.673

380

557

937

7.3

201

227

222

1319

10.2

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