Utah's Michelle Plouffe Drafted 19th in WNBA draft!

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All-time Ute great, Michelle Plouffe was drafted 19th in the WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm Monday.

She was a three-time All-Pac-12 selection, a member of the 2014 Pac-12 All-Defensive team, second in Utah women's basketball history with 2,100 career points, and a school record holder with 1,155 rebounds. Michelle Plouffe now joins the likes of Miller, Bogut, Smith, Warburton and many more, as a Ute basketball player to be drafted to play in the NBA or WNBA.

Plouffe was drafted 19th overall Monday night in the WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm. Seattle is just four years removed from winning a WNBA title, with WNBA superstars Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson. According to the U, Plouffe is the fifth Ute to be drafted into the WNBA joining Kim Smith, Morgan Warburton, Shona Thorburn and Leilani Mitchell, who is currently playing for the New York Liberty.

Unlike the NBA, in the WNBA draft the 19th pick is in the second round of a three round draft, with 12 picks per round.

Out of the Pac-12 only Chiney Ogwumike, the draft's number one overall pick, out of Stanford was drafted higher than Plouffe.

The 2013-14 season, while she had her individual success, was challenging for Michelle Plouffe and the Lady Utes. Missing fellow team leaders, and fellow Canadiens, Paige Crozon and Taryn Wicijowski, Plouffe and the Utes missed the postseason, after the Pac-12 tournament, and finished with a 12-19 record and only 4-14 in Pac-12 play.

There should be little doubt, that after her career in a Utah uniform, that Michelle Plouffe deserves to have her number hung up in the rafters at the Huntsman Center, along with fellow Lady Ute legend and Canadian Olympic teammate, Kim Smith.

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