MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Lynx selected Mikiah Herbert Harrigan from South Carolina with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft on Friday. This marks the second straight year the Lynx have held the number six pick, last year drafting Napheesa Collier, who became the third sixth overall pick to win Rookie of the Year.
Herbert Harrigan, a 6-2 senior, started all 31 games for the Gamecocks, averaging 13.1 ppg and a career-high 5.6 rpg. A 2017 NCAA National Champion, Herbert Harrigan joined Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson as the only South Carolina players to amass 1,000 points and 200 blocks in their college careers. She sits second in school rankings for total blocks (210).
The Pembroke Pines, Florida native helped South Carolina to not only an NCAA Championship but two SEC regular season titles, three SEC Tournament championships and appearances in the 2019 Sweet 16 and the 2018 Elite Eight. The SEC Tournament MVP posted career highs in points (13.1), rebounds (5.6), field goal percentage (50.6), three-point percentage (43.5) and free throw percentage (83.5) in her final collegiate season.
The Lynx selected Crystal Dangerfield from the University of Connecticut with the 16th overall pick. Additionally, the Lynx acquired guard Erica Ogwumike (26th overall pick) from New York in exchange for forward Stephanie Talbot.
Dangerfield, a 5-5 guard, averaged 14.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 3.9 apg in 30 games during her senior campaign. Of her 30 games she notched double figures on 24 occasions. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee native was named to the 2020 AAC first-team and All-tournament team.
Ogwumike, a 5-9 guard from Rice University, played in and started 27 games in her senior season, averaging a career-best 19.0 ppg and 10.3 rpg. She finished her collegiate career at Rice ranked second in rebounding (10.1 rpg), third in free throw percentage (81.4) and fifth in career rebounds (905).
The Cypress, Texas native earned 2019-20 C-USA Player of the Year along with other accolades, including WBCA All-Region, WNCA All-America Honorable Mention, third-straight All Conference First Team and C-USA All-Defensive Team.
Talbot played one season for the Lynx, averaging 4.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 1.4 apg in 33 games.