Alabama women's basketball star Brittany Davis selected by Las Vegas Aces in WNBA draft

Maxwell Donaldson
The Tuscaloosa News

Former Alabama women's basketball standout Brittany Davis was selected by the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA draft on Monday night.

Davis was the 36th overall pick and was the final pick of the draft.

"Brittany's story is one of perseverance, grit and hard work. She has worked so hard to put herself in a position to be drafted and I can't think of anyone more deserving. I am so incredibly proud for her and her family," coach Kristy Curry said, in a statement.

Davis posted on Twitter saying "Thank you for this opportunity" while tagging the Aces.

Davis, a 5-foot-9 guard, spent the last four seasons with the Crimson Tide after transferring from a junior college. Last season she averaged 17.8 points and seven rebounds to go with 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game. For her career, she averaged 14.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 94 games in three seasons. She started every game the last two seasons while earning All-SEC first-team honors in 2023 and second-team honors in 2022.

With Davis, Alabama returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2023 for the second time under Kristy Curry (the other coming in 2021 when Davis sat out to have her daughter). Alabama had the most regular-season and SEC wins in 2023 since 1997-98.

"We're very excited that Brittany Davis was available," Las Vegas Ace General Manager Natalie Williams said. "She's a great three-point shooter, she's very physical, and just a straight gamer, so we know she is going to come into camp and compete to the best of her ability."

Davis becomes the eighth player selected to the WNBA at Alabama and will look to become the 12th player to see playing time in the league. She is the first to be selected since Jasmine Walker was selected seventh overall in 2021. Before Walker was selected, Alabama hadn't seen a player picked since 2005.

WNBA training camp starts later this month, with regular-season games beginning May 19.

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