Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

UK’s Stallworth Selected in Third Round of WNBA Draft

DeNesha-StallworthDeNesha Stallworth (Screenshot via UK Athletics)LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/15/14) — University of Kentucky women’s basketball senior forward DeNesha Stallworth was the 25th overall selection in the 2014 Women’s National Basketball Association Draft as she was chosen by the Connecticut Sun in the third round Monday night in Montville, Conn.

Stallworth was one of five players from the Southeastern Conference selected Monday night, joining Vanderbilt’s Christina Foggie, Tennessee’s Meighan Simmons, LSU’s Theresa Plaisance and Missouri’s Bri Kulas. With the selection, Stallworth becomes the fourth Wildcat to be drafted in the WNBA and third in the last four years. Former All-Americans A’dia Mathies (tenth overall pick in 2013) and Victoria Dunlap (11th overall pick in 2011) join Shantia Owens (53rd overall pick in 2000) as the other UK Hoops draftees.

A native of Richmond, Calif., Stallworth led the team in field goal percentage (.524), field goals made (151) and steals (44), while ranking second in scoring (12.5), rebounding (6.9) and blocked shots (35). Stallworth scored in double-figures 21 times this season, including nine straight to end the season. Stallworth earned multiple honors throughout her senior campaign including, WBCA Region 3 All-America Team, SEC All-Tournament Team, All-SEC Second Team by the league’s coaches and All-SEC honorable mention by the Associated Press.

Stallworth finished her career with 1,740 career points (812 at UK) and 871 rebounds (417 at UK). She ranks ninth on Kentucky’s all time double-doubles list with 15. The 6-foot-3 forward is part of a senior class that finished with a record of 109-31, which ranks second all time in program history.

Follow UK Hoops on Twitter and Instagram at @UKHoopCats and on Facebook by liking University of Kentucky Women’s Basketball.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 15, 2014 4444

Muhlenberg Man Arrested for Hopkins Auto…

in Top Stories by Det. Otis Chamberlain
August 15, 2014 3042

Sixth Annual Lake Malone Car, Truck and…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 17, 2014 2953

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 16, 2014 2947

Pogue's Automotive Annual Picnic Brings…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 15, 2014 2931

Owensboro Board of Commissioners Special…

in News by Beth Cecil

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 18, 2014 2312

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 15, 2014 2276

Sheriff's Office, PNTF Make Drug Arrest…

in Top Stories by Det. Shawn Bean
August 15, 2014 1416

Madisonville Introduces New Spray Park

in Top Stories by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
August 16, 2014 1372

Non-Partisan Offices Deadline Passes -…

in Top Stories by Keenan Ratliff
August 16, 2014 1181

Madisonville Police Conducting Sobriety…

in Top Stories by Lt. Charles Young II

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 15, 2014 2931

Owensboro Board of Commissioners Special…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 2181

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 2069

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 2034

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 1264

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 15, 2014 3042

Sixth Annual Lake Malone Car, Truck and…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 17, 2014 2953

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 16, 2014 2947

Pogue's Automotive Annual Picnic Brings…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 15, 2014 2791

Green River Firefighters' to Honor All…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 2497

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03