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WNBA Draft preview: Indiana guard Grace Berger projected as first round pick


Indiana women’s basketball guard Grace Berger will travel to New York City for the 2023 WNBA Draft on Monday, where she is a consensus projected first round pick. The draft will begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.

Berger will be the fifth Hoosier player drafted in program history and likely the first ever selected in the first round. It will also mark the first time a Hoosier has been selected in back-to-back years as guard Ali Patberg was selected 34th overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2022 draft

A top-100 recruit out of Louisville, Berger played five seasons in Bloomington where she became a Hoosier legend. In her career, she scored 1,841 points — seventh all-time in program history. She also recorded 573 assists, the second most in program history, and 752 rebounds in 148 games.  

Berger also became Indiana’s all-time winningest player this season, helping the team reach its first Elite Eight, Sweet Sixteen and No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament as well as the program’s first regular-season Big Ten title in 40 years. 

Individually, Berger is the program’s only four-time All-Big Ten First Team honoree and has also received honorable mentions for multiple All-American teams throughout her career. 

Follow reporters Will Foley (@foles24) and Matt Sebree (@mattsebree), columnist Matt Press (@MattPress23) and photographer Alex Paul (@alexpaulphoto) for updates throughout the Indiana women’s basketball season.
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