Six Big Ten players selected in WNBA Draft

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Six Big Ten players selected in WNBA Draft

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Rachel Banham scores points 53 and 54 to set the Big Ten single-game record.

The 2016 WNBA Draft took place Thursday night.

A total of six Big Ten players heard their name called, highlighted by three selections in the first round.

Former Minnesota star Rachel Banham was the first Big Ten player to come off the board, going No. 4 overall to the Connecticut Sun.

Aerial Powers of Michigan State went fifth overall to the Dallas Wings, while former Rutgers standout Kahleah Copper was selected No. 7 overall to the Washington Mystics.

Here is a look at every Big Ten player selected and where they were drafted.

FIRST ROUND

4. Rachel Banham (Minnesota), Connecticut Sun

5. Aerial Powers (Michigan State), Dallas Wings

7. Kahleah Copper (Rutgers), Washington Mystics

SECOND ROUND

1. Rachel Hollivay (Rutgers), Atlanta Dream

9. Brene Moseley (Maryland), Indiana Fever

12. Ameryst Alston (Ohio State), New York Liberty

Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor

BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman covers football and men's basketball and provides original content for BTN.com. You can follow him on Twitter @BTNSean.

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