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Stanford’s Kiana Williams drafted by Seattle Storm in 2021 WNBA Draft

Guard could be a steal at No. 18.

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Stanford Cardinal guard Kiana Williams was selected at No. 18 overall by the Seattle Storm in the 2021 WNBA Draft on Thursday.

Williams may have dropped to the 2nd round, but she may have found the right fit to embark on her professional career, with the Storm the defending WNBA champions and the point guard potentially backing up legendary guard Sue Bird in the upcoming season.

Williams capped off her college career with an NCAA Tournament title, in her hometown of San Antonio, with the Cardinal just over a week ago, Stanford’s third national title in program history. A three-time All-Pac-12 selection, she was a WCBA All-American this past season, averaging 14 points and 3.1 assists in her senior season.

For being an All-American, it may be a surprise that Williams had to wait so long to hear her name, but she’s a “glue” player, able to distribute, score and lead her team and you wouldn’t necessarily bet against her making her way in the WNBA.

Congratulations to Kiana for her selection and best of luck to her as she embarks on her professional career.